Calves are one of the more simple muscles to train in the gym, due to the limited number of movements they are involved in. Use these small tips to take your calf training up a gear.
1 USE THE FULL RANGE
Whilst this applies to most exercises, it is all too easy when training calves to
cut your range short and miss out on utilising the entire range of movement.
Whilst you perform calf raises, make sure you stretch all the way down, as far
as you can, and then during concentric portion take the weight all the
way up,where you should feel a strong contraction in your calves.
2 VARY STANCE WIDTH
When training calves, it is important to note how stance width changes
the target of the movement. When your feet are out wide, just wider than
shoulder width, you’ll be targeting the muscle on the inner part of you leg,
then with your feet together, you’ll be hitting more of your outer calves.
Change up your stance width when training calves to change how you hit them.
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