Recently I stumbled upon a very simple method for adding calf mass. Though I have never had a problem with calf development, I knew that I had the potential for much better calves if I could only find the right combination. In four months on my new system my calves grew from 17 to 18 inches, and everybody noticed the change. Here’s how I did it.
For years I’d noticed that, when I worked the soleus or gastrocnemius first, the other would suffer. For instance, after a few grueling sets of standing calf raises, I always had a hard time feeling my calves work in the seated calf raise, and I knew my intensity levels were being negatively affected. Finally it hit me: Why not try doing each on its own on different days? On one day I did up to eight sets of standing calf raises or toe presses on the leg press, working each set hard for 10 to 12 reps. I waited until the soreness abated, usually two days, then I hit up to eight sets of seated calf raises for higher reps, 15 to 20, as the soleus is composed primarily of slow-twitch muscle fibers.
I know it doesn’t sound complicated enough to work, but if it brought me such substantial new growth after all these years, it has to have some merit. If your calves aren’t yet the glorious diamonds you want them to be, why not give it a try?
Editor’s note: Check out Ron’s Web site, www.ronharrismuscle.com.