Genetics, poor training and improper training
You’ve either heard it or said it before:
I have bad genetics… Maybe
I train everyday ….You shouldn’t
I train very intense….Doubt it
They just wont grow …… Wrong
I don’t believe any genetic are bad now there are differences that require different training focuses but their si no such thing as bad genetics. Now there are high calves and full calves. That’s what determines i guess were the term bad/good genetics comes from. If you have high calves you might fall into the category of so-called bad genetics and if you have a low insertion of the Gastrocnemius and a little soleus mass you might have so-called good genetics. But both of these make ups need to be trained pretty much the same way to increase the maximum potential for calve development.
Do you train calves everyday now if that’s the case then you may have to rethink your training philosophy . I mean would you train chest everyday or back or quads so why are you training calves every day. What I mean by this is you can’t possibly be traing calves with the same ferocity that you are those other body parts. Think about when you see someone training calves in the gym, are they on their phone speeding through the workout as if their on one of the dreaded torture devices ( cardio machines). Or are they focused and making a conscious decision to make the mind muscle connection we hear so much about Lets face it I bet you have a descent size pair lats or shoulders or a huge chest but your running around here looking like Johnny Bravo
So lets not attack what you’ve been doing wrong obviously if your reading this you know you need help.Here ive put to gether some of the best workouts for calves that will definitely have you wishing youd found my blog ages ago. Also its important to note you can tweak this program a little if you need more gastro or soleus but always remember a well-balanced approached is always best.
- Standing calf raise: 4 sets x 15-20 reps
- Seated calf raise: 4 sets x15-20 reps
- Single leg calf raise: 4 sets x15-20 reps
- Tibialis raise: 4 sets x 15-20 reps
- Standing calf raise: 3-5 sets x15-20 reps
- Leg press calf raise: 3-5 sets x15-20 reps
- Single leg calf raise: 3 sets x15-20 reps
- Tibialis raise: 3 sets x15-20 reps
- Seated calf raise: 3-5 sets x15-20 reps
- Leg press calf raise (bent leg): 3-5 sets x15-20 reps
- Tibialis raise: 4 sets x15-20 reps
- Seated calf raise: 3 sets x15-20 reps
If you want more specialized workouts specific for your goals ,email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.