Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by DatacomGuy, Dec 20, 2006.
Isolation exercise for the calves... anyone do/have done it? Thoughts?
every week, love em
I switched from leg press calf raises to seated and have noticed a big difference. 1100 lbs on the leg press doesnt burn em as bad as a set of 20 seated with 315. Not to mention way less stress on the knees.
Soleus though compared to gastrocnemius.
I've only been doing the normal standing calf raises and 1-leg calf raises.. but need to switch it up. Going to go this route tonight.
I do standing on monday's and seated on thursday's.
3-4 sets standing 20-15-10-8
3-4 sets seated 20-15-10-8
get heavy with the weight as well but not so much you cant control it
Do you ever do them after legs?
Many reccomend it but personally I find it difficult keep my legs stiff/ straight/ locked after the leg workout... if anything I'll only do the seated raises after a leg workout.
yes for many years, i now do this routine twice a week and not on a leg day..i do it mon and thur
im so negligent with calves it pisses me off. i think i reallly need to start working on them a lot harder
Picking up a seated calf raise machine on Sunday for $40.
i do both (standing and seated) every tuesday
Interesting; I may need to start doing it this way. So what do you do on leg days then? Just squats and DL's?
read my routine thread, pretty much that with drop sets
Every leg day I do them as well as standing. They hurt like hell when I'm done, but they work.
thats because you're working two different parts of the calf. The standing/legpress works your gastroc(sp?), while the seated works the soleus.
donkey calf raises w/hot girl ass in thong > that
but seated calf raises are good too. Great for targetting inner/outer calf too.
I do seated and the standing machine every week. I like them, but my stupid calves dont grow :|
Nope...don't want cankles
yup, but as part of the "diamonds in the rough" routine.
I hate you.
Working out calves at home is an effort in futility.
I'm going to build a calf block and just do it in my squat rack with weight on my shoulders.
i do them every week
What do you have 25" calves?