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Legs hurt while running despite rest period

I'm a relatively new runner and have managed to keep it up for about a month now of doing 2 miles or so every two days. I'm 5'11 and weigh 80.4kg However, I've come across a problem I cant seem to ...
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Which sports persons have more developed calves/ calf muscles due to sport activity & training protocols/ exercises?

Which sports persons tend to have more developed calves/ calf muscles due to the sport activity & training protocols/ exercises? I'm asking who has them, and what kind of activity, workouts, ...
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What exercise raises calf insertion?

I know in general people working calves are looking to bulk them up. I have the opposite problem, my insertion points are too low and makes wearing shorts look stupid. How do you raise insertion ...
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In need of calf stretch ideas for someone with minimal use of legs?

I have just started walking a little bit again with the help of crutches and braces after 5 years in a wheelchair but my calfs and knees are extremely tight and hurt after just a few minutes of ...
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Calf raises to failure and numbness

Last week I was doing some high-rep sets of calf raises and something odd happened. On my 5th and final set I planned to go to failure, with at least 60 reps as the goal. At about 50 reps it burned ...
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Bodyweight Squats v. Barbell Squats for Calf Development/Involvement?

So we already know that barbell squats pack on more mass than air squats; no mystery there. But I am wondering about the role that calves play in both of these. I have heard air squats involve minimal ...
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Muscular guy built up calves of steel by carrying buckets of water up and down stairs at state prison?

A friend of mine, while serving his prison sentence, claims he was able to build his calf muscles by carrying heavy buckets of water up and down the stairs. Is this possible?
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Which rep range contributes to the most hypertrophy of calves?

I've watched videos of two big bodybuilders, Jay Cutler and Hunter Labrada. Both bodybuilders start with the premise of "your calves are being used all day long...". Jay Cutler finishes with You ...