@linnlowes – CALVES. I have to be honest they’re not my favorite muscles to put time on 😆👋
BUT – it’s also a muscle group not to be neglected – known as the “second heart of the body” calves (or the soleus muscle to be more exact) helps the blood flow back to the heart as a pump. Therefor it’s important to keep your calves healthy whether you want to grow them or not.
💎 Here’s 3 of my personal tips!
1. Donkey Calf Raises. This is my favorite for sure! I had this in my latest video also. When you’re performing a standing calf-exercise you’re hitting both soleus and gastrocnemius. Put the bar on your butt rather than your lower back. Make sure to squeeze your calves at the top position, pause 1-2sec if possible! At the end of the set when you’re tired you can do a few reps faster without the pause.
2. Seated Calf Raises. One seated calf exercise is also important to have in your calf session so why not use the same machine! When seated you’re mainly hitting your soleus muscle. Start with one foot and when you’re super tired use both feet with the same weight and rep to failure. I like to do 12-15-20reps rather than 10 when it comes to calves.
3. If you don’t want to put any time in calves-only-exercises my tips is to include some calf raises in your other exercises, just a few of them like lunges, squats or jumps! Get up on your toes to involve the calves more. This is also great for balance! Remember to stretch and massage every now and then to maintain a healthy second heart! This is even more important with people who have bad blood circulation (I do!).
🔍 That’s my tips for you, hopefully you found something helpful about this 👆☺️❤️
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