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How to lose calf muscle

Updated on June 11, 2016

Get rid of overly muscular calves

1. Stop sprinting!

Sprinting is using those muscles vigorously and over time they will appear bulkier and wider. I know those of you in school need to sprint sometimes in the sports you play, but just be aware that they will lead to very muscular legs.

2. Stretch

Stretching is so important, it pulls out the muscle and relaxes it, making it longer and thinner. It stops huge muscles building up over time, and you will feel sooo much more relaxed afterwards. It is such an easy way to gradually get rid of calf muscle.

3. Swim

Swimming is one of the best form of exercises out there, it works almost all your muscles and helps you slim down super fast. It also builds lean muscle and gets rid of bulkiness because when you swim you naturally stretch your body.

4. Endurance running

Many people might say, running increases the size of your calves. This is true, but it really depends on what type of running. Endurance running is different from normal running, because it is very slow and consistent. It has the same effect as swimming, it gets rid of fat and muscle.


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      Lynsey Harte 18 months ago from Glasgow

      Ok, so I have massive calves and I never sprint! 18 inches round and it's because I used to do Irish dancing. Unfortunately, due to an ear condition, I don't go swimming. And, I'm really not a runner either... I will try the stretches but have you any other tips you may want to share?

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      DaisyChain 18 months ago from France

      Goodness - I thought MORE muscle and stronger bodies was better. I like the idea of stretching and the exercise but, alas, apart from walking the dog, I can't persuade myself to do any. Do let me know when you do a 'how to gain muscles' article.