In my small home gym I hold three special simulator to train the calf muscles : for Standing Calf Raises with a load of up to 300 kg, for Sitting Calf Raises and platform with handle for the development of the leg muscles of one leg .
These are the trainers, which can be seen in large commercial gyms and that rarely seen in small home gyms. So why do I still bought them? The answer is simple – I have a sickly calf!
After several years of hard work with all kinds of popular techniques for pumping calves, such as drop sets, explosive movements, supersets, Huge sets, and many others ashamed to admit it, but my progress has been minimal.
I have friends that are professional dancers. They take part in competitions several times a year. Those who dance has usually beautiful figure. They have wonderful shape. But most bodybuilders think that is a bit small. However, professional dancers have well developed calves, sometimes so much that some big guys from gym can envy to them. Thus life itself gives us a clue! If you want to have beautiful arms and shoulders – train like a gymnast. If talking about buttocks and hamstrings you should work as a sprinter. But to develop calf muscles take some lesson from the dancers.
The secret of well-developed dancers calves is that they spend a lot of time moving on their toes – the endless repetition of rise with body weight must be your daily schedule. After some time, the dancers begin to do it with almost no effort and get as a result quite big calves. I think hardly anyone plans to change the bodybuilding to ballet, but I found a way to achieve the same effect.
I decided to perform 100 reps of Calf Raises with my bodyweight each day. No matter how simple it seems but I was doing it every day for a month and was well surprised by the results. My thin calves – changed beyond recognition.