Don’t neglect your calves

Most of us gym junkies that hit the weight room on a regular basis love to train, and love to train hard. Admit it though most of us love work on our strong points and sometimes forget to also focus on our weaknesses. Calves are often an afterthought when it comes to your training, aren’t they? Chances are you just throw in some machine calf raises at the end of your leg workout and call it good. I don’t blame you because I have been there too. Calves can be difficult to train and even harder to make improvements on. I have heard more than once that they are the most genetically predetermined body part. Don’t get me wrong, though. That does not mean you should not train them, or not train them hard for that matter. Or that you can’t make improvements in them. They are a major muscle group, just like our back and part of our legs. Most people would never put as little effort into training those other muscles groups as they do into there calf routine.

I’ve been there myself. Dead tired at the end of leg day, or just couldn’t quite fit them into my training program properly. I came across this calf routine not too long ago, and it seems to work quite well. I have used it with good success with a few of my clients. Before I give you the sample routine, I have to warn you. Although deceptively short and low on volume, it is very demanding if done correctly and should only be used once a week for short periods of time (3 weeks or so). Some more advanced lifters may be able to complete this twice a week. This time saving calf workout is not for the faint of heart. You may want to work your way up to it if you are one of the many that "forget" to train this body part or train them just with little intensity.