Some of us have been blessed with great genetics that allow us to either achieve bigger calves fast or keep great looking calves with no work at all, but a lot of us like myself have been cursed with “chicken leg syndrome”. All of my life I was naturally skinny but even after packing on over 40 pounds of muscle, my calves never seemed to follow. That was until I figured out how to build bigger calves fast for guys like myself. With a few simple steps, you can guarantee yourself great looking calves in a short period of time regardless of your genetics.
2. Hit Every Muscle Head
3. Fight Through Those Last Reps
First we must be honest with ourselves, the main reason we don’t have bigger calves is because we tend to neglect them. Even though you train your calves, I can guarantee you do not give them as much attention as you do your arms. “Ok Alain, so how do I build bigger calves fast?” Well, step one is simple; the first thing you want to do when you walk in the gym is go straight to the calf raise machine. Training calves can get a little boring for most of us, so I suggest we target them while we are still fresh and loaded with energy. The beauty of it is, they are small muscles so you can work them hard enough while still having energy for the workout you came to perform. If you feel like after your workout you will still have enough energy to go over and perform calf exercises, then by all means save them for after instead. The goal is to target them about 3 days per week with about 2 days rest in between calf workouts.
Hit Every Angle:
What a lot of people don’t realize is that the claves can be targeted from 3 different angles, the inner, the outer, and the medial. Although decent claves can be built by simply targeting the medial head, targeting every angle will increase size and strength in half the time.
How to build bigger calves by hitting every angle:
Inner – Point your toes away from each other while performing your calf exercise.
Outer – Point your toes inward while performing your calf exercises.
Medial – Point your toes forward while performing your calf exercises.
Fight Through Those Last Reps:
By now you know how to build bigger calves fast, but this final trick will help you see results a bit quicker. Just like any other exercise, the last 2 reps are the most important. Stopping before you have fatigued the muscle and broken through that threshold will make it inevitable that you plateau. Although those last few reps can cause an incredible burn in the calves causing most people to stop there, it is very important that you push your calves and fight through 2 reps during that burning sensation.
If you wanted to know how to get bigger calves fast, there you have it. Make sure you target the calves 3 days a week, hit every angle, and break through that threshold every time. Once you can put these three steps to use, you can expect great results faster than you ever thought. Remember, the problem was not that we weren’t working hard enough to achieve this goal, but simply that we went about it the wrong way.