Saturday, June 2, 2012

If your calves are your weak point, this is the post for you.

Many women have straight and shapeless calves, and  need to pay extra attention during their workouts on their lower legs.

Calves are notoriously difficult to build because you are basically trying to build a posture muscle. There is tremendous energy put into your calves all the time, and if you do not have shapely calves from walking and standing alone, you need to increase the intensity.

To build beautiful calves:
Standing Calf Machine toe Raises                     2 sets      12-15 Reps
Seated Calf Toe Raises                                 1-2 sets     10-12 Reps

Add these to your workout, and after about 6-8 weeks of diligently working this routine add

Calf Presses                                                     3 sets       15-20
Standing Calf Machine Raises                             3  sets       15-20

Rachel Mclish has beautiful world class calves. She was a female body building champion from the 70's and  80's. If you think she is too muscular, do not worry. There is no way that you are going to gain this much muscle in a few workouts. This takes years of serious bodybuilding. Just appreciate the beauty and roundness that she has all over.


  1. Hello! I posted on my blog about the gentleman who witnessed the assassination of President Lincoln! I wish you could tell me a low impact way of exercising with fibromyalgia. Yesterday I decided I'd only do 15 minutes on the treadmill and my knee swelled up. Painful.

  2. Hello Jeannine,
    Great to see you here!
    Light exercise does seem to be the best way to workout with fibromyalgia.
    I have noticed that people who exercise by moving in a relatively warm pool do very well. Stretching in the warm water and doing leg lifts, making good use of the light resistance of the water. I am sorry about your swollen knee. Knee pain is the worst!
    Good luck, and thanks for the visit.