10-12-2007, 02:32 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2005
| | Re: Injections for increase Calves ???
Originally Posted by chewiechomp
Calves can be a tough one. A lot of it has to do with genetics. I would say try changing up your training method first. I changed things up and have added some serious size to my calves. And now I love them.
I found they grew when I did high reps with a low weight, vs heavy weights. I think this has to do with the type of muscle fibers they are.
Try this: The only calf exercise you need - Go to the standing calf raise machine (the one where the things sit on your shoulders.) Set a weight that you can get 20 reps with. For me, it was only 75 lbs. (I was used to maxing the machine out for 6 reps, but this is a whole new ball game.) First set - do 25 reps. It will burn like hell. You may need to cheat on the last few. Rest for 15 seconds ONLY - just enough for the burning to go away. Repeat with another 25 reps. Rest another 15 secs and repeat one last time. Total of 75 reps. Very quick, but you will feel it for days. Worked for me.
Speaking for myself (natural calves almost non-existent), the sit-down machine where you brace your toes and upper foot on a bar to lift weights bearing down via a padded bar on your knees is most effective. It really isolates the calves. I injected GH
directly into the calves with no great effect (now convinced site injection does not work beyond a period of swelling), BUT those sitting calf lifts (along with great amounts of Sust
Ace) really did wonders, just as they did for my biceps, previously another smaller area on my body.