Build Huge Calf Muscles
Building massive calf muscles
presents quite a challenge, as daily walking naturally toughens calf muscles.
It’s hard to work a muscle that’s already constantly worked.
Remember that the longer the calf muscle, the larger its volume, and the
more intensity that’s required to the approach in order to get the same results.
Compensating for these unique
challenges presented by the calf muscle does not mean it’s impossible to build
massive calf muscles. Nor does it mean that you should train harder. You will be
required to set up a structured regiment of lifting sets, beginning with a
starting weight and number of reps you ca easily handle. You will gradually
build up from there as your endurance improves, along with your muscle tone.
There are specific exercises
geared towards developing massive calf muscles but you must allow for rest
between sets in order for muscles to develop properly. Another tip to remember
when doing calf-specific exercises; these should all be done in sets of five
(ideally) and in your bare feet.
The “Standing Calf Raise” is a
calf-specific exercise geared towards created those well toned larger calf
muscles. This exercise deals with pulling your weight up, using the assistance
of your calf muscles, and holding the stretch. This should be repeated several
times before resting. Basic toning and calf muscle development will happen as a
result of this exercise and can be done several times a week. It’s a great
exercise as it can be done anywhere.
The “Donkey Stretch” is a more
advanced calf exercise that places extra resistance on the calves. This should
only be done after the more basic exercises (like the one above) can be done
with more ease. This exercise does
involve the help of a partner so while this can still be done at home (as little
equipment is needed), you will need assistance.
Once you can comfortably do
both of these exercises, try to avoid doing these simultaneously. Doing this
will cause unnecessary strain and you may lose momentum in your quest to develop
massive calf muscles. Incorporate these exercises as part of your total leg
workout so that you can easily switch from one to another.
You can easily incorporate these into a routine for your back, giving you
a break from the part of the body you’re focusing on.
These exercises will have you well on your way to developing massive calf