Re: With all due respect to "calfman" ........
Posted by Calfman on March 22, 1997 at 18:03:27:
In Reply to: Re: With all due respect to "calfman" ........ posted by Another Jeff on March 21, 1997 at 17:32:33:
: : : : I have a serious calf problem no matter what I do, I cant seem to put any
: : : : size on my calves. I heard from somewhere that if you shoot Winstrol
: : : : in your calves it may help them grow. If anybody has had experience
: : : : with this please let me know or any other kind of advice would be appreciated.
: : : : Thanks
: : : : Vincent
: : :
: : : Unless you are genetically gifted, which it doesn't
: : : sound so, you are pretty much hooped. Luckily I
: : : received the genes that able me to have ripped 18"
: : : calves without doing any work to them. (It looks
: : : kind of funny because my quads only measure 25").
: : : Anyways, I tell everybody the same thing when they
: : : ask me what I do. I tell them that they are not going
: : : to grow substantially (unless you use some AS, but
: : : even still the results won't stay to long after
: : : coming off them) so work them like you want to get
: : : them as ripped as possible. When this occurs, they
: : : may grow a little bit, but if they are ripped they
: : : usually look bigger anyways. Try this routine for
: : : about a month and see what happens:
: : : Standing Calf Raise @ 100 lbs
: : : Single Leg Calf Raises @ bodyweight
: : : Seated Calf Raises @ 90 lbs.
: : : Do one set of each exercise without resting.
: : : Rest about 1 minute and do it again.
: : : Rest and repeat one last time.
: : : Keep the weight the same each time.
: : : Good luck
: : : Calfman.
: Someone who is "genetically" challenged should probably
: get training advice from someone else in the same
: boat that has made progress. Calfman is genetically
: blessed and would have big ripped calves from just
: putting on his shoes (no offence here calfman). The
: routine suggested seems a bit light to me and I also
: agree with Animal about doing some heavy negatives.
: Another Jeff
I totally understand where you are coming from, but
let me put in another 2 cents worth. First off, the
100's idea sounds great and I would definately would
hate to endure such a work-out. Actually, I might
try it just to get the boys a bit bigger!! Anyways,
I see a lot of people putting 500+ pounds on the
calf raise machines, doing a few reps, all the while
with a look on their face like they are receiving
a rectal exam from a gurilla. Fine and dandy, but
when I look at their form... it sucks!!! I put it
in the same category as someone loading 3-4 plates
onto the bench and then bouncing it off their chest
to get it up. What I am trying to say here, and
I should have mentioned in my other post, is that
you should go through the FULL range of motion and
do the reps SLOWLY. As for the weight, 100 lbs gets
pretty damn heavy at about the 7th rep.
I think that there is no "superior" way to do these
exercises, as long as you give it 100% and always, I
repeat, always stick with proper form.