100 Rep Sets For Stubborn Calves.
We’ve already gone through our method for serious calve growth in this article: Skinny calves syndrome solved.
However, a serious part of consistent overload and growth are plateau busting techniques. They’re essential to preventing efficiency adaption (which is where the body becomes so efficient at a particular movement, that new muscle growth is extremely low).
The best calve specific technique is 100 rep sets. Although high rep sets are a serious part of basic training as we’ve outlined before, this set is completely beyond what the calves are usually subjected to, and this set should be performed 2-3 times a day for a week.
Whilst this may sound like overtraining, the effect is similar to those professionals who’s calves simply must adapt to the amount and *constant* stress placed upon them – notably dancers, who all have huge calves.
Calve raises should be body weight only with a neutral stance and can be done at home or in the gym so longs as you can achieve a full range of motion.
Start by doing as many as you can until absolute failure –then take short rest periods (just 5 -10 seconds) and go again and repeat until you reach 100 reps.
The result forces the calves to adapt to ‘ballet’ like intensity. The calves are constantly pumped throughout the day taking up the essential nutrients and blood for growth.
After a week you’ll be able to return to the *normal* training routine and continue to see results.
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