Paritosh Kushwaha

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Train your calf effectively

Muscle Building
Is it even worth training calves?

Genetic makeup is always a factor in muscular potential. It is commonly said that calves are entirely genetics. In fact, calves actually respond well to consistent resistance training just about as well as other muscle groups. So, train them like how you normally train other muscle groups! Train them consistently, ideally 2-3 times a week, with controlled range of motion and reasonable load. The calves comprise 2 primary calf muscles: soleus, gastrocnemius Soleus: primarily slow twitch muscle: best activated whenever the knee is at a bent angle. Seated calf raises. Gastrocnemius: primarily fast twitch muscle: best trained when the knee joint is locked out. standing calf raises. Performing both movements: seated calf raises and standing calf raises are best at promoting overall calf development. However, a study showed that the rep range didn't make a difference in hypertrophy of the soleus versus the gastrocnemius, suggesting that there's no benefit in training a muscle based on its dominant fiber type. Some individuals showed better overall response to lower reps (6-10) while some individuals responded better to higher reps (20-30). As of now, the reasons for that are not clear, and it's best for individuals to experiment with different rep ranges and observe what works best. . . . . #k14fitness #fittrcoach #fittrwithsquats #fittr #calfworkout #gastrocnemius #soleus #workout #gymfacts #motivation #gymmotivation #fit #fitness #bethechange #bethebestyou
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