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Old 05-13-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Hey Bearded Beast! What rep range would you recommend one to shoot for in order to build bigger calves?
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Hey Bearded Beast! What rep range would you recommend one to shoot for in order to build bigger calves?
Progression.

Rep ranges don't matter as much as progression. Most people don't work their tale off to get their calves as strong as humanly possible.

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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Progression.

Rep ranges don't matter as much as progression. Most people don't work their tale off to get their calves as strong ads humanly possible.

Here is a one year challenge I put together:



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I like the idea of training them every couple days. That's what I do at least. Probably one of the reasons they actually started to grow, haha. Just make sure that you keep pushin' forward. It can be in sets, or in weight. Just keep pushin' forward.
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I read in an article years ago, one way to help build your calves is to ride the bike when you do cardio and concentrate on pushing the pedal with your toes. I thought about this, hmmm. Have you ever seen a cyclist with small calves? I haven't. Been doing this ever since, I find that my calves have grown and are balanced very well with my quads. Now you still have to train them hard in the gym. Good luck
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Not to stomp on your idea, but I see thousands of cyclists with small calves.
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I see cyclists with big quads.
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I find that I always have to mix it up when it comes to calves to keep tjem guessing on the workload my body demands of them.

Once a week I do Calve stair raises for every step up to our daughters room. STEP 1... 1, Step 2 ... 2.

By the time I get to the 14th step they're pretty fried. Add weight if desired.
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Progression.

Rep ranges don't matter as much as progression. Most people don't work their tale off to get their calves as strong as humanly possible.

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I also don't believe there is any certain rep range. Hi them hard from all angles and from all different rep ranges and see what works for you.
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I read in an article years ago, one way to help build your calves is to ride the bike when you do cardio and concentrate on pushing the pedal with your toes. I thought about this, hmmm. Have you ever seen a cyclist with small calves? I haven't. Been doing this ever since, I find that my calves have grown and are balanced very well with my quads. Now you still have to train them hard in the gym. Good luck
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Heavy Deadlifts for big calves.
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