I know that training legs isn’t as “cool” or “fun” as training arms, but it’s a must. You’ll create a much more rounded, full physique if your legs pack some serious size. Plus, who wants to go to the beach when you have legs like a chicken? Today I’m going to show you the best way to grow your calves with exercises.
I think the go-to joke is the guy who visits the gym and skips leg day (if you always skip leg day, does leg day even exist?)
Your calves are the triceps of your legs: if you want to get them to grow, you’re going to have to hit them hard and heavy. I mean, really hard (you might cry).
Have you ever noticed how people who are overweight have huge calves? That’s because they are constantly carrying that weight with them. Think of your calves as load bearing muscles. They’re used to stabilize yourself during squats, help you jump and any flexion of your ankle joint.[Read more…]