I'm a 28 year old male, 176cm, 68kg. I used to go swimming for 60min three times a week before the pandemic. Due to the latter, public pools in my country have shut down, and I have not exercised since then. Recognising the effect on my physical and mental health, I'd like to start a new exercise routine, and running seems to be the most sensible choice.
However, about 10 years ago I was a very active runner (5 times a week), before I switched to swimming. I very much enjoy running, but it comes with an »annoying« side effect: My calf muscle grow very fast and very large, to the point that it looks a bit cartoonish, the rest of my body being average build.
Is there a way (or ways) to control the extend to which muscles in general and specifically the calf muscles grow from exercising them?