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>refuses to grow
started jumping rope and they have started growing a bit. also stretching them daily has helped for some reason. still fucking small tho with my lanky boy genetics
In theory stretching should induce some hypertrophy if its intense enough.
sounds plausible, it gave me doms the first few times
Do 100 calf raises a day on a set of stairs at home.
>have excellent calf genetics and never need to work them out
My advice to you would be to run. There's good evidence that calves respond most to low intensity high repetition. Learn to do forefoot running and run 10 miles a week as a supplement to your leg work
>run 10 miles a week
Might as well start suckin off dudes at truckstops
>no cardio because gay
I'm just messing with you but I do sprints, biking, and play lacrosse I don't like running just to run
yeah. mine were excellent when i was a regular runner. feels like they're designed to respond best to regular steady punishment over long periods. running is pretty good at that. other options include cycling, or being fat (assuming you're not immobile)
Start running at age 12.
look at these ballet calves
she didn’t get those from doing weighted calf raises like a gymlet
>agrees to grow
>my calfs are still in the same place
She squats on bwcs
like any pro sport, ballet unfortunately boils down to genetics and has highly selective criteria for who will be a "good" ballet specimen... it's not just about who can do the movements, is fit enough, or can dance well, you also have to be rail thin and tall to fit the traditional body type that the art values, even if it is a pretty arbitrary and artificial set of physical criteria. Up until puberty most girls who do the same exercises are gonna have more or less the same build in terms of muscle and probably close to the same height, but it must suck if you're this girl when puberty hits and suddenly you explode with muscle mass and stay relatively stout, when that is the exact opposite of the phenotype that ballet values. It must suck to start young and then puberty automatically separates the wheat from the chaff and determines your future in dance. Guarantee that no matter how talented this girl is as a ballet dancer, she is not getting meaningful roles in ballet productions and if she wants to remain in the field will probably have to be a teacher
Holy fucking words that I will never read
>problems that don’t effect males
>but men do ballet!
no, they don’t.
you two are pretty fucking dumb
Imagine how fucked up those feet are, probably looks like one of those foot-bound chink monstrosities
whatever you do, don't go on a deep dive of images of ballerina feet because it is absolutely fucking disgusting. It's a lot of bunions, missing toenails, crooked fucked up toes, blisters, wounds, etc
Calf muscles respond better to endurance training. After all, they are made that way for us to walk on all day.
do 100 bodyweight calf raises in a row off of a raised edge, be sure to imagine the calf fibers pulling in and do them slowly
good idea. How does this compare to using dumbells one at a time off just the ground? That's what I usually do. Right leg 15-20x 70 lbs, then left leg full range of motion from the ground.
Do some long uphill sessions on the treadmill
>gets 20% stronger
>still no growth
Compact as FUCK
Do 100 BW calf raises 5 times every other day and see if they don't grow.
It's just that you dysgenic retard braincels unironically think muscles grow in mass and aesthetics by compound lifting a heavy slab of metal for 30 times a week.
Why do Asians have huge calves?
There's this Asian guy that I see at my gym in the squat racks sometimes. His numbers aren't even that great and we're around the same size but his calves are fuckhuge. Is it unironically all genetics?
Calves don’t respond to anything less than 25 reps. But instead of doing 50 rep calf raise sets like a gay, hiking especially backpacking is a much more fun and effective way of growing calves. And you’ll actually have interesting stories to tell instead of being a loser who only does gym specific exercises to impress women
>Calves don’t respond to anything less than 25 reps
source: bro just trust me
Calf muscles are made almost entirely slow twitch fibers. So yes you need high repetitions to stimulate growth a 5 second google search could have told you that you fucking moron
being fat then getting fit steps in your path
Become a fatty. Every ex fat person I have ever seen had massive calves
>refuses to stop being a gay.
I have incredible calves, but they were made when I was still a DYEL lanklet. I hadn't even realized they were growing so much until my gf pointed them out.
I'm not 100% certain of what it was that did it, but I was biking an average of 8 miles a day and going on at least one moderate hike a week, so these anons suggesting low intensity high volume might be right
are these good for calves?
Seth Feroce swore by it for building his calves, he has pretty good info
Shit's just stairs, bro.
>Why won't these muscles evolution designed to be strong and light weight for movement like running really far distances grow really big?
15 sets a week split across 2-3 workouts. Pause at the bottom, no bouncing. Pause at the top. Sets of 15-30 work best.
high fucking volume
high fucking frequency
controled, slow movements
>tfw blessed with gigantic defined calves
Start barefoot running. Your calvs are made to be shockbreakers and will get the workout they need when you run properly. At first I could barely run for 1 minute without getting sour calvs. I run once a week and have doms for the entire week. Gains have been great
I'm not running around barefoot at night, but I will start jogging for longer
i knew a old guy who had roided bodybuilder ballsack calves and a normal dad bod
he mows lawns for a living so i assume it's from pushing a mower
My wife has bigger calves than me, how is this possible? ;_;
Become fat for a year or two
id say cycle regularly for distance but itll fuck the rest of your gains up.
Seems like a massive amount of effort just for bigger calves tbh
Hill sprints worked wonders for my calves.
>t.cursed high calf insertion chicken legged gay
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