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  1. Ronin is offline

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    11/21/2003 9:27am

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    Strenghtening and building the calves

    What are the best exercises for calf development?

    I am currently doing standing calf raises, I am upto the limit on the machine, 500lbs, now what?????
  2. lechuza is offline

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    11/21/2003 9:56am


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    try barbell heel raises. stand with your feet wider that shoulder width apart--like for squats except your just raising your heels of the ground. it's a lot different than doing them on a machine that isolates the calves.
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    Do one calf at a time. Be sure to use good form for both or you'll begin to look lopsided.
  4. Ronin is offline

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    one at a time? with dumbells right?
  5. lechuza is offline

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    Maybe Chud meant that you could do one calf at a time on the machine?
  6. Nihilanthic is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/21/2003 10:43am


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    make sure you do the bent knee ones.

    Don't let your soleus get too weak and your gastrocs too strong.

    and, of course, work out your quads/hams, and the muscle that opposes the calves *moves the foot the other way, forgot the name of it* for the sake of your ankles.
    Katana, on 540 kicks: "Hang from a ceiling fan with both hands. Flail your feet out and ask people to walk into you as you hit their face."
  7. Ronin is offline

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    Not sure if I can, because of the balance issue, but I can try.
  8. Nid is offline

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    Gotta seated calf raise apparatus? It emphasizes the soleus a bit more than the gastroc.
  9. Ronin is offline

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    I have a seated calf machine, but I have never felt it was as "good" as the standing raises, to get anytype of descent workout I would have to load it with so much weight that the pad would hurt my knees.
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    Seated calf raises until failure. Put a towel on your knees pansy boy.
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