Is calf training even worth it? Seems like a ton of hard work for almost neglible gains

Is calf training even worth it? Seems like a ton of hard work for almost neglible gains

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    cope much?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's genetics, sorry brah

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >get on smith machine
    >throw step under the bar
    >load a pl8 and change on the bar
    >do 4x12
    >???
    >profit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this but I do 3x15, probably doesn't matter in the end but I'm trying to leave DYEL calf zone

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I guarantee you're one of the DYEL's who bounces as much weight as possible on calf raises and wonders why their pencil calves wont grow.

    Lower the weight and hold it for 2 seconds at the top of the motion you retard.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You want me to say it’s easy? It’s not easy it’s painful but all muscle growth comes from pain.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Seems like all other muscles are easier both to train and grow than calves are tho

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe so but that means try harder. Myself I do sets of thirty (toes out/in/straight) the reps last five to six seconds. keep doing those sets until failure and every week the weight goes up. Ngl it is going to hurt for sure but you’re gonna force them to grow

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is a genetic limit to calf size but if you train them consistently they WILL grow. Anyone can add an inch or two to calf circumference. That being said, some people will hit the ceiling on calf growth while others keep getting bigger.

    Look up some good calf exercises on YouTube from someone ironically knowledgeable. Many calf exercises are memes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >There is a genetic limit to calf size
      As opposed to other muscles that can grown indefinitely?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i feel more stress on my feet than my calves when i do raises

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      spread your toes

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Seems like a ton of hard work
    Bro you don't need an entire day to do calf work. Takes no more than 6 minuntes to throw in 3-4 sets at the end of a workout a couple times a week.
    >Is calf training even worth it?
    It is if you want to grow/strengthen your calves. Personally I never do direct calf work since I have decent calf genetics and they get enough workout from sled work, running, etc.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do seated calf raises at body weight 4x8 currently
    My calves are noticeably wider than before I started doing them

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just walk uphill fast, don't jog

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lard here (around 60 lb overweight), my calves are huge and strong. I never train them but when I did I received comments on the insane amount of weight I used.
    Buy a weighted vest and use it all the time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      do you have nice breasts?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A trained calf is a happy calf 🙂

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can rep the entire 400 pound stack, and my calves are only 13 inches around...

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >calf training
    You mean squats? Deadlifts? Power cleans?
    Yes. Obviously.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How to properly train my calves?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    To be honest, most of my awesome calves probably did come from being a fatass hiker.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    Good post but 100x10 is infinitely harder than 20x50 lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Try it. I guarantee you'll be crying after 60lbs for 30

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He's not saying to do one of them, he's saying to do all of them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I assumed this was clear, start with the 100lbs and drop the weight but increase the reps. You can also do strength training with heavier weights if you want, but for hypertrophy this is what I think would be best. Its also important to try to do as slowly as possible with the longest stretch possible (but by the 30 rep of the 4th set, I don't blame you for rushing it through, I find it incredible difficult as well)

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    Very interesting post, I’ll give your protocol a try. Thanks anon

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I worked out my calves for a year with a standing raise, and now they're big. Anyone who says they're purely genetics has not consistently trained them

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if o only have a home gym, how is loading up a heavy barbell and doing calf raises that way? effective or no?

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    I developed incredible calf size from jogging on the balls of my feet. Most people do a heel/toe style of running, I don't let my heels touch at all. Stopped doing calf work a long time ago because I just don't need it.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say donkey raises are the best. Get your gf to sit on your back.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How big are big calves? Mines 48cm, and is mostly from being a fat fuck who ran nearly 10km up and down three flights of stairs for five years. And now that I'm losing weight I'm also hiking several times a week in rough terrain.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *ran nearly 10km up and down three flights of stairs every day for five years

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    Nice

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am morbidly obese and my calves look great

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped tbh. I just go hard on squats and accessories.

    I'm satisfied with my calves not looking big

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    lmao what is this broscience garbage never change IST you fellas are alright

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