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Barefoot running is very good calf muscle training. Indoors is probably the best idea, outdoors i would suggest to run on soft surface if possible. There are specific barefoot style minimalist shoes but you don't need shoes if you have the right environment. Keep the distances low when you start cause the intensity is rather high.
First and foremost, you need to be sure that this pain isn't caused by some underlying problem that could result in injury. Does it only occur when you do a specific run at a specific pace etc? Does it feel like a 'pull' pain or just an overuse pain/ache? If in doubt, see a physio and get professional advice. If you are sure it's just a general overuse pain ...
Calf are a small enough muscle group that no matter how many times you work them you are not going to run into over training issue by working them. So work them as much as you want. I think the quest that you want to ask is. I’m a novice lifter and I want bigger calves. Should I work my calves 3 times a week? Can’t hurt might not help. It might sound ...
I think this is one of those questions that must be addressed individually. Most people who weight train have a body part that does not respond to training as effectively as other body parts. Given that, you should adjust your training to accommodate those types of body parts. I, for one, get plenty of indirect work on my calves through other leg work. ...
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