5 Killer Exercises To Tone & Sculpt Calves Muscles
Do you want to wear shorts or a swimsuit but you think your calves are not quite ready to be seen? Well, it is time to improve those muscles, in order to get curved and toned calves. You can achieve this by adding a few simple exercises to your workout routine.
With consistency and commitment, you’ll see results in no time. If you are already doing cardio and if you have a healthy diet, then things will go smoothly from there. Here are five simple exercises to perform three days a week to sculpt those killer calves:
1. Double-Leg Calf Raises
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Start by standing in front of a chair with equal weight on both feet;
Keep your knees long;
Make sure you are standing in your tallest posture;
Take an inhale and as you exhale rise up on your toes;
Inhale as your release your heels to the ground;
While exhaling, lift your belly button;
Reach the top of your head towards the ceiling as you rise up onto the balls of your feet;
Repeat this exercise 8-10 times.
2. Seated Calf Raises
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Sit up straight with your feet on the floor;
Keep your knees directly above your feet;
Place some weight on your upper legs;
Then press down onto the balls of your feet;
Raise your heels up;
Lower and repeat 8-10 times.
3. Stair Step-Ups
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Place your entire right foot on the bench or chair;
Press through your right heel as you step onto the bench;
Bring your left foot to meet your left so you are standing on the bench;
Return to the starting position by stepping down with the right foot;
Then, lower down the left so both feet are on the floor;
Complete 15 steps leading with the left foot, then repeat another 15 steps starting with your right foot;
Aim to do three sets.
4. Double Pulse Jump Squats
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Start in the squat position;
Jump up and back into the squat;
Repeat the jump for 20 reps.
5. Wide Squat With Calf Raise
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Stand with your feet about three to four feet apart, toes turned out;
Bring your hands together in front of your chest;
Squat down so your thighs are parallel with the floor;
Make sure your knees over the ankles.
Raise your left heel off the floor;
Begin to pulse the hips up and down, isolating the left calf;
Continue pulsing for 30 seconds;
Then switch sides to complete this exercise.