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Deeper, loaded squats, for instance, kettlebell goblet squats Assisted one-leg ("pistol") squats Loaded Turkish get-ups


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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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First of all, soreness is definitely not a good tool to measure your training session quality. There is some correlation between the "damage level" and the feeling of soreness, but the lack of soreness doesn't indicate a too low-intensity workout. There are a few points I suggest you to think about in order to assess your training: Priority: Do I train ...


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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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