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Calf Muscle Flexibility The important thing to remember about the calf and heel cord are that there are actually 2 muscles that need to be stretched, the gastrocnemius and the soleus. The first is done with the knee straight and the Second is done with the knee bent. When doing these stretches make sure that your heel is aligned with the toes so that ...


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The reason for that advice may have resulted from a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research in March of 2011. Riemann, BL, Limbaugh, GK, Eitner, JD, and LeFavi, RG. Medial and lateral gastrocnemius activation differences during heel-raise exercise with three different foot positions. J Strength Cond Res 25(3): ...


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Yes, deadlifting once a week is better than not deadlifting once a week. It won't, however, work very well at making your arms or legs bigger. Maybe look into making a makeshift dip station at home for some quick tricep workouts that don't interfere with studying.


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In the gym I'd recommend cleans and jump rope. Cleans require you to jump and drive through your calves. I think folks who are doing cleans are putting a lot more load on their calves than the rather always-seems-goofy calf raise. Plus cleans are just awesome in their own right, although they're hard for some to learn (it took me a while). The other I'd ...


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I think this might get closed as a duplicate of how to prevent calf cramps while swimming, but you directly asked this so I'll try to answer it for you: What is the mechanism of this pain - is it the same as an intense workout or is it something else that just feels that way. There are two competing theories (neither proven, empirically) on EAMC ...


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It seems like calf size is very genetically inherited Anecdotally speaking, I think you may be correct. Some of us have one or more body parts that tend to be stubborn when it comes to gaining mass. Calves tend to be one of those body parts. I know it was for me. I didn’t really see any improvement until I tried something different. I thought that I ...


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You can try doing single leg calf raise, it would require you to balance yourself front and back and side to side too, so that would work it pretty well. Also, have you tried doing more active type of exercises like jumping or running barefoot, which activates calves a lot and at the same time you have to use muscles in all planes due to the unilateral ...


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This is what the American College of Sports Medicine published as their Position Stand on workout programs designed for Hypertrophy (mass): Evidence from well-designed Randomized Control Trials that provide a consistent pattern of findings in the population for which the recommendation is made. ... It is recommended that single- and multiple-joint ...



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