Today we will discuss how you can build massive calves. Before getting into specifics let's discuss some key things about building calves.
Calves are extremely stubborn because they carry you around all day. This means you are going to need to hit them with some severe intensity for them to grow. Guide yourself through the discomfort and go beyond that discomfort. Now, I am not talking about actual pain, I am talking about the burning discomfort you feel when pushing the calves. You MUST go beyond!
Your calves will grow if you force them to. It is a matter of finding the intensity level that works for your body.
|Exercise||Sets and Reps|
|Standing Calf Raise||2×15; 1×25; 1xfailure|
|Donkey Calf Raise||3×20|
|Leg Press Calf Raise||3×20|
|Seated Calf Raise||1×100|
How to Execute the Workout
This session requires maximum intensity! You are going to push your calves like never before. In your first exercise you will do 2 sets that get you just to 15 reps. You will then do another set of 25. On the final set, go all the way to positive failure. This workout has 4 exercises. On the final exercise you are going to find a weight you can do for 10 repetitions, but you are going to aim for 100 repetitions. It is OK to pause 10 seconds when required, but keep going until you reach 100 repetitions. This is going to really shock your calves and their response will be to grow.
Do this training once per week only! That 100 rep set is shocking your calves and they won't recover fully for a week.