Is running truly the final red pill for calf growth? Posted on February 16, 2023 by Anonymous Is running truly the final red pill for calf growth?
No the fatpill is
You misspelled "sprinting".
Hiking uphill is probably better. You can do it on an incline treadmill, and even target your calves by climbing more on your tip-toe rather than the whole foot.
Put some hiking pack or a weight vest on and you are set.
Yeah, I gotta get the girls together for more hikes
Running and sprinting will only get you to medium levels of muscle size, and it would do so slowly.
into the trash it goes
>sprint up hill
>claves grow more within a week than 5 years of squatting, leg press, and calf raise
Take the hill sprint pill
shoes should be as minimal and bare as possible
Running does shit all for muscle growth
do not listen to ANY of these gays, I've seen the most insane calves on Gen X dads that only workout by running in the morning. Plus you have muscle in there but you just need muscle tone to see it.
For me, its cyclists
>I've seen the most insane calves on Gen X dads that only workout by running in the morning
Probably because they've been doing it for years and have heavier upper bodies or even body fat. As someone who ran for 10 years and never went above 150lbs 12-15%BF, my calves were only ever 15in.
You use muscle to run. It builds you somewhat when you start
Technically you build muscle but it is dense, compact muscle. Not the large popcorn muscle you get bodybuilding.
>Technically you build muscle but it is dense, compact muscle.
This is something weird bodybuilders especially roiders wont get
Tons of people who run and do general athletics and lift are WAY heavier than they look because of this
Their muscles aren't full of water and shit but they have a ton of recruited fibers packed tight as shit so they are way heavier than they look
Bodybuilding doesn't build a body, cardio does. - anon
Let me tell you the real redpill for calf growth. I assume you like me also spend 8+ hours a day in front of a computer, the trick is to put something heavy across your thighs then tip toe and try to lift as high as you can while sitting, you should feel your calves start straining pretty quickly.
So seated calf raises you dumb fuck? No one here actually works out do they?
me no speak eng gud sry
kind of that but instead of raising it up and down you just keep your calves under tension for hours
its a guy
its a female you dumb fuck virgin.
cope its a guy u will never have a ass as fine as that man
i have a better ass than her.
you can go look at men's asses all day on the internet fag boy
Rooning and cycling are both really good for legs. Not as efficient as resistance training but much more fun.
God i love women so god damn much women are so wonderful holy shit i love women
It's a portion of it.
My calves are like loaves of bread and I will never tell any of you my secret.
>m-my calves are h-huge bro trust me
Bro just walk and run with a weighted vest.
Ruck and run
I'm a big advocate of the long run, for one don't be a cardiolet and while you're getting those aerobic gains might as well get some legs.
But also the ruck. 50 lbs dry no less than 6 miles @ 15 minute pace or better. Once a week. Calves exist for walking. So walk but make it harder. Make it weighted.
Isn't rucking disastrous for your joints?
Yes it is, and the anon you're replying to is a fucking retard who will have ruined knees in the future.
No it’s not. Moving and working the body strengthens the joints
There's really no issue unless you start jogging.
You can run with weighted vest. Moving and working the muscles aren’t bad for joints at all
Don’t slam the weight into your joints and you’re fine. There is a noticeable impact difference between walking and jogging.
I've been running for ages and it never did anything for my calves.
It absolutely is. Never listen to anyone who recommends rucking for any reason other than training for a ruck march. You will permanently fuck your knees in no time. Ask me how I know.
>tfw 13 inch calves
Calves raises get me a really good pump though. Have you thought about heavy, controlled and 20+ reps?
You do that and then you run as you finish leg day
60cm thighs & 42cm calves.
people who say you can't build muscle with running are truly retarded.
run up and down hills. ez
Is running advised when you have heart problems?
Take the autismpill and walk around everywhere tip toed
Wait is that an autism sign? I did that growing up
skipping rope with alternating feet
Running is a good way to grow calfs but not required, the key is frequency. A lot of people train calfs on their leg days only and then wonder why they hardly grow. If you do calf raises every day or every other day you will 100% see them grow. Plus you can do them anywhere.
The other issue is volume. If you're just doing a 3x8 on calf raises and not getting a pump, it's not gonna work.
Skipping and running giev a good burn
Be fat and run bleachers. Your squat will go up by 100lbs in a month and your calves will grow like gangbusters.