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Old 12-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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6 months of progression on my calves and not a single half inch increase. My other measurements are going up. Added .75" on arms! I do both seated and stand calf raises for 3-4 sets of 15-20 twice a week and increase the weight when I can, but it's not working. Any suggestions?
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I read in one of Arnolds books, that he liked to train his calves heavy becasue the calves are a muscle that we use daily and going heavy helped his calves respond. Now I know we're not Arnold, but he may have a point?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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my calf's gained more size when my squat and deadlift numbers went up.Especially the squats.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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Seated I generally go for reps, Standing I overload and go to failure with each set.
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My calves seem to be getting thicker as I am starting to focus on squats and deads I have terribly weak calves ..... and I have never been able to get them to respond to a high rep scheme.

I read somewhere that Arnold cut the lower legs out of all of his w/o pants to physiologically motivate himself to train calves harder.
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I have noticed a difference with doing Steve's BURNS! Do 2 sets 10-15 reps and then do 1 set of 40 reps! It BURNS! Just my 2 cents!
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A 2-3 second hold on the bottom and top should help get those puppies to grow. I also like to do my "standing" calf raises on a 45 degree leg press machine cuz I can load more weight.
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I do no direct calf work, but Squats and Deads have mine to the point that when I wear shorts, people ask me about them.
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6 months of progression on my calves and not a single half inch increase. My other measurements are going up. Added .75" on arms! I do both seated and stand calf raises for 3-4 sets of 15-20 twice a week and increase the weight when I can, but it's not working. Any suggestions?
I used to do 100 reps every day of the week, it worked! Scrap the sets, go for broke until the calves physically won't let you do another rep, and then after the shortest break, finish the remainder. As already stated, the calves are a very dense grouping and need a lot of pushing to entice them to grow.
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I agree with babs on the daily training. I got some growth on this:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/wor...f-routine.html
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