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How do I get calves the size of blimps to hang on the back of my legs? Am I supposed to overload and go till failure on calf raises? Help me please, pic related are my shitty calves.
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>>35648606
4 sets of 20 seated calf raises (find a weight where the last 5 reps are difficult)
4 sets to failure standing calf raises on a smith machine
20 min walking 10 incline on treadmill right after

Do that 3x a week for the next year, and you'll see dem calves grow buddeh
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>>35648641
look like he has balls for calves
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>>35648642
>4 sets of 20
>for size
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>>35648681
>12 rep hypertrophy meme
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>>35648642
I'll give it a shot. Thank you, I appreciate you.
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>>35648694
More like 3. Minimizing irritation and maximizing lifts is key.
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>>35648750
Though I can't say why I feel like sets of 3 reps are ridiculous for calves
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any tips on standing calf raises?

i feel it more in my soleus than my gastroc, plus my plantar fascia burns like a motherfucker
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>>35648606
>7 rep master race
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>>35648779
Maybe because you imagine you'd outpace what you find standard progression?
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>>35648828
If only he had made it to 8 reps.
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I wanted to train my calves and went running forcing myself to do forefoot. Since I went (4 days ago) I can't walk really well and my calves are constantly sore. I hope it gets better in the next days.
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Is cycling good for calf size?
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>>35649523
This

My calves are big as fuck. All cycling bro, been riding a bike since I was 2.

One of my friends has better biceps, chest, triceps, abs..... But when we go mountain biking he be mirin my calves the whole time. Feelsgood
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>>35649558

How long distances are your usual rides and how often do you take them? You ride to work etc?
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>>35649523
I did bike to work every day (20min) and my calves are 404: not found
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>>35649582
To add: I did this for 4 years
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I found the solution for small calves. But let me give you some info on my background first. I'm a competitive cyclist, and I only do heavy strength training in the gym during the off-season (do a maintenance routine during race season). Last year I reached my goal of 3x my bodyweight on the leg press, and it was challenging. This year I reached it much quicker, and it's not anywhere near as much of a challenge; overall I retained most of the strength gains over this last race season, making it that much easier to get to my maximum this year, which ultimately means more sets at maximum before I have to transition out to Maintenance phase so I can progress interval training on the bike in preparation for the coming race season. It may not mean shit to any of you, and it's likely I'm going to see all sorts of derisive comments to this, but for me, who never used to be athletic in any way, shape, or form, it's a big deal that I'm not only considered an athlete, but can maintain myself in such a manner from one season to the next, especially when I had to recover from two crashes, and from sciatica issues in 2011 that ended the race season early for me.
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>>35649582
also, bikes are really efficient, so unless you're pushing yourself, it won't build much muscle mass

but, you can sprint on a bike or ride up hills, and if you do that frequently enough, you'll see an improvement

my legs are almost entirely from bicycling
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>>35649810
>bicycling
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be fat for many years, don't be lazy while you are fat, acquire god tier calves.
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5x5 standing done explosively, 1 second stop at the top
3x12 sitting done as slow as you can

do it at least 2 times a week, 3 would be better, frequency is key.
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I have a an Achilles tendon defect that makes it shorter than the normal person's, so as a result, it's extremely hard to walk flat, so always walk on the balls of my feel unless I make a conscious effort not to. It's given me pretty good calves though, so it's a blessing is disguise.
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>>35649810
How tall are you bro? :3
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>>35648606
Run barefoot run barefoot run barefoot run barefoot run barefoot run barefoot

How have people still not figured this out
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>>35648606
kek I thought it was a white woman's leg waring nylon socks
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>>35649810
mmm I need to use my bike more often
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>>35649810
they fucking are not you lying cunt
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>>35651484
>run barefoot in the gym
>asked kindly to leave and never come back
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