*** CALVES WORKOUT ***
Do you know what a maximally contracted calf feels like? Try these.
The first thing you have to master when it comes to training Calves is understanding what their full range of motion is - The range most people train their calves in is far from it.
In this instance, I’m emphasising the peak contraction. See how the front of my shin lines up with the top of my foot at the top of each rep? See how that’s coupled with a complete extension of my big toe? And see how I’m forcefully shoving the front of my shin forwards at the top of each rep, rolling up high on my tarsal bones? That’s a completely contracted calf. And yes, the contraction is absolutely disgusting.
If you’ve never taken your calves into that position before, you’ll probably quiver, spasm and collapse when you first do these, because they don’t have any strength in that range.
Don’t get me started on this whole ‘Genetics’ debate. Yes, I’ve got great calf genetics. All that means is I was blessed with calves that appear to insert lower than the depths of hell. My calves weren’t always this size - I’ve had to work to add size to them intelligently. The fact is, muscle growth is muscle growth. Take any muscle to it’s end range positions of flexion, load and stress it - rinse and repeat as needed. It really can be that simple. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you haven’t been able to make any progress on your calves, the reality of the situation really can be that simple too - Your ability to train Calves sucks. Accept it, learn from it and move on.
Start here with Squatted Calf Raises - 5 sets of 25 at the start of every session for the next week. Don’t use your arms to pull you up - they’re simply there for balance. And of course, do them Barefoot.
Source : @coacheugeneteo(@repost_via_instant) .
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