Posted On:11/21/2003 9:27am
Style: Shi Ja Quan
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?????
Posted On:11/21/2003 9:56am
Style: BJJ, No-Gi, MT
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.
Posted On:11/21/2003 10:08am
Do one calf at a time. Be sure to use good form for both or you'll begin to look lopsided.
Posted On:11/21/2003 10:16am
one at a time? with dumbells right?
Posted On:11/21/2003 10:42am
Maybe Chud meant that you could do one calf at a time on the machine?
Decafinated white belt.
Posted On:11/21/2003 10:43am
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."
Not sure if I can, because of the balance issue, but I can try.
Posted On:11/21/2003 12:17pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Gotta seated calf raise apparatus? It emphasizes the soleus a bit more than the gastroc.
Posted On:11/21/2003 12:51pm
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.
Posted On:11/21/2003 1:10pm
Style: BJJ and MT
Seated calf raises until failure. Put a towel on your knees pansy boy.
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