Calve Raises

It took a long while for me to go full circle and actually write something on weights-training, so here we go:

CALF RAISES!

calves

I watched THIS VIDEO from the official Muscle & Fitness website a long while back and have been doing this approach for almost a month now, I think. It shows a study that states the use of multi-angle calf raises, which scientifically proves that different angles of orientation of the feet train different parts of the Gastrocnemius and Soleus, a medial muscle below the more prominent Gastroc. Thus, for a full Calve workout, do calf raises with your toes pointed either outward or neutral (both facing forward) to train the inner (medial) Gastroc head and Soleus, followed by sets with toes pointed inward to target the outer (lateral) head of the Gastroc. Awesome.

calves

How’d it work out for me? For the past 3 weeks, I’ve incorporated this approach to the calves, and within such a short period of time, I’ve experienced not only a boost of energy when doing jump-ropes, but also seen an improvement on the actual shape of the calves when flexed! Hello upside-down heart! Now if only I wasn’t as hairy, then maybe that’d define it more.

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