Bigger calves are the nice finisher to well-developed thighs. And training the calves at home is simple, if you know how!
The Simple Calf Raise
Training the calves is really easy to do. All you need is a solid object to stand on that won’t slide and can bear your weight.
If you have that, you do calf raises. In the video I use the Wii’s balance board, but some big books set against a wall work as well:
Calves Are Stubborn
Keep in mind the calves are a stubborn body part to train. They consist of two muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus, and the latter in many people consists mainly of slow-twitch muscle fibers. That type of fiber doesn’t need to grow a lot to become stronger.
If you have that type of soleus, expect an uphill battle in your calf development. You’ll have to work with the limited amount of fast-twitch fibers you got.
Don’t Neglect Leg Training!
Still, don’t neglect leg training! Nothing looks more ridiculous than a well-developed upper body and spindly little legs! Read this why it’s important beyond pure cosmetics!