Increase calf size for men

Calf muscles are a burden. So many men are searching for a way to increase calf muscle size in order to add proportion to their legs.

Having the largest quads in the world but small calves, is like those women with fake butt implants and small thighs. It just doesn’t add up.

 

The problem with increasing calf size, is that all of the exercises are pretty boring and limited, which is a shame because your calves require a lot of hours in order to increase in size.

Luckily there’s a more exciting solution. Hill running.

 

The constant stress applied on your calves when a hill has a steep gradient that lasts for some time, really creates a deep burn and adds size.

In order to propel yourself up a hill, your calves have to work extra hard along with your quads and hamstrings.

But it’s the calf muscle that’s really having to work hard. In order to push your entire body-weight against the gradient, your calf must be generating force from the back, over and over again.

Not at any point can you relax and ease off a little, the gradient simply won’t allow this unless you stop, or get to the top.

 

This is why hill runs are such a powerful tool for building calf size. If the hill is around 1 mile in length, then imagine the amount of times your calves have to generate force in order to keep going.

Perform this perhaps 2-3 times a week and your calves will have no choice but to increase in size.

If a muscle is under constant stress it adapts by growing in size and strength. It realises that your current frame is struggling, and it also works out that this is a regular issue. Therefore it has no option, it’s basic hypertrophy.

 

Roberto Carlos was a Brazilian soccer player who played at left back, and was well known for his lung-busting runs down the wing from deep.

He’d appear to never run out of energy and people would say that it was the sheer size of his legs.

Roberto always said that as a child he helped his Dad on the farm. This involved using the wheelbarrow and pushing heavy loads around consistently, something that requires the calf muscles in order to get going, balance and keep everything moving. You can imagine that the ground wasn’t flat when he was doing this either.

Due to this constant usage, his calves grew in size, and as an adult man, even though he was around 5,6 in height, his calves were far larger than most other men.

Lifting heavyweights will have some effect of course, but 30 or so reps versus 1,000’s of weighted steps doesn’t really compare.

Of course if you could become fit enough to run up the same gradient with a weighted vest on, then results would occur even faster.

Your calves will adapt to the stress that they’re under, just like any other muscle. With hills being a natural enemy of the calf muscle and free to use, it seems like a waste to not incorporate hill runs into your weekly training routine.

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Calf muscles are a burden. So many men are searching for a way to increase calf muscle size in order to add proportion to their legs.

Having the largest quads in the world but small calves, is like those women with fake butt implants and small thighs. It just doesn’t add up.

 

The problem with increasing calf size, is that all of the exercises are pretty boring and limited, which is a shame because your calves require a lot of hours in order to increase in size.

Luckily there’s a more exciting solution. Hill running.

 

The constant stress applied on your calves when a hill has a steep gradient that lasts for some time, really creates a deep burn and adds size.

In order to propel yourself up a hill, your calves have to work extra hard along with your quads and hamstrings.

But it’s the calf muscle that’s really having to work hard. In order to push your entire body-weight against the gradient, your calf must be generating force from the back, over and over again.

Not at any point can you relax and ease off a little, the gradient simply won’t allow this unless you stop, or get to the top.

 

This is why hill runs are such a powerful tool for building calf size. If the hill is around 1 mile in length, then imagine the amount of times your calves have to generate force in order to keep going.

Perform this perhaps 2-3 times a week and your calves will have no choice but to increase in size.

If a muscle is under constant stress it adapts by growing in size and strength. It realises that your current frame is struggling, and it also works out that this is a regular issue. Therefore it has no option, it’s basic hypertrophy.

 

Roberto Carlos was a Brazilian soccer player who played at left back, and was well known for his lung-busting runs down the wing from deep.

He’d appear to never run out of energy and people would say that it was the sheer size of his legs.

Roberto always said that as a child he helped his Dad on the farm. This involved using the wheelbarrow and pushing heavy loads around consistently, something that requires the calf muscles in order to get going, balance and keep everything moving. You can imagine that the ground wasn’t flat when he was doing this either.

Due to this constant usage, his calves grew in size, and as an adult man, even though he was around 5,6 in height, his calves were far larger than most other men.

Lifting heavyweights will have some effect of course, but 30 or so reps versus 1,000’s of weighted steps doesn’t really compare.

Of course if you could become fit enough to run up the same gradient with a weighted vest on, then results would occur even faster.

Your calves will adapt to the stress that they’re under, just like any other muscle. With hills being a natural enemy of the calf muscle and free to use, it seems like a waste to not incorporate hill runs into your weekly training routine.