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What is the best exercise to build calf muscles?

  1. europewalker profile image75
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    What is the best exercise to build calf muscles?

  2. janmodric profile image83
    janmodricposted 7 years ago

    Running uphill, since you step on the toes, and calf muscles have to maintain appropriate feet position..

  3. RobertAllenSavage profile image60
    RobertAllenSavageposted 7 years ago

    Calf raises, tons of them, when you can do 100 in a row, put 40 pounds on your shoulders, when you can do a 100 that way, add weight.

  4. darrylcrawford profile image67
    darrylcrawfordposted 7 years ago

    Do stairs. Walk on your toes at home. Run up hill and walk down hill on you toes. Toe raises in the morning. Jump and hit a spot on the wall that is 1 foot (but for most 6 inches) from your hand when standing up arms up and jump up and down and see how many times you can hit it in 2 minutes. Rest 10 minutes and do it again every other day. BUT MAKE SURE YOU STRETCH ALL OVER BEFORE DOING ANY OF THESE.

  5. HealthFreak31 profile image53
    HealthFreak31posted 7 years ago

    calf raises. The machine is the best for them

  6. LeslieRae profile image55
    LeslieRaeposted 7 years ago

    the best thing i know to do is to have one heavy day a week with low reps (8-10) and then one light day with sets of 100. many people have had great success following this method. use various exercises like standing/seated calf raises or calf raises on the leg press.

  7. lossehelin profile image60
    lossehelinposted 7 years ago

    i agree with the answers given here. Running up hill and climing stairs is a good exercise. you can do that in the same place by going up and down with the tips of your feet