Kelly Starret has an MOWD for tissue where soleus & gastrocnemius meet (aponeurosis). It’s similar to the Achilles tendon barbell roll MWOD, but this time you work higher on the calf while and use your shin as the mob tool of choice.
Charles Poliquin posted something about low squatting a.k.a. squatting. Because if it ain’t low it’s not a squat. In tip 3 he suggests using the calf raise machines (seated & standing) to get a maximum stretch. Standing Calf Raise Machine, 3-5 rounds with knees locked (to stretch the soleus and the gastrocnemius) lower your heels as low as […]
Read about Calves Training with Vince Gironda. Here is a little primer on calf training explaining how to target the different calves muscles. Donkey Calf Raise (video with dip belt) – focuses on gastroc Stand on a 4-inch-high block, about 24 inches back from a a table or bench about 3 feet high. lean forward, place your forearms on the […]
Dave Tate did a brutal leg training session. This guy is a pusher. Here is the exercise list. Lying Leg Curls Barbell Stiff-Legged Deadlifts or machine stiff legs Banded Leg Press Safety Bar Squats Bodyweight Lunges Leg Extensions Seated Calves
Kelley Starrett shows how weightlifter Diane Fu goes through her mobility exercises. She demos her go to mobility exercises that focus on the thoracic spine, front rack position, hip, ankles and calves.
Lyle McDonald wrote a good article explaining How to Train the Calves. Calf Muscles gastroc is primarily a fast-twitch muscle – responds to heavy loads soleus is primarily a slow-twitch muscle – responds to longer sets and more of a fatigue stimulus straight legs calf exercises work both the gastroc and soleus bent leg calf exercises works only […]