Calves Workout

Jason’s Calves Workouts

For many this is one of the most frustrating body parts to work. Genetically, you either have them or you don’t. Where as it may be a relentless struggle to get them to grow, the worst thing you can do is ignore them. If you weren’t born with a good set of calves then you need to train them hard and consistently. In fact, some people have great results training calves every day, or every other day. Calves need to be trained with high volume as well, especially if you don’t have genetically gifted calves. Below you’ll find a few workouts to build huge calves.

Basic Calves Workout

This is a simple yet effective workout for calves. You can also superset these 2 exercises.

Standing Calve Raises: 4 sets x 12 reps

Seated Calve Raises: 4 sets x 20 reps

Seventy-Five Calves Workout (75’s Calves Workout)

This is a high rep, high volume routine for calves. This is a good way to end your calves workout, or it can also be done as a single workout for calves.

* 75’s is 1 giant set to where you choose a weight you can do about 20 or so reps with. Do one set, the rest for 10 seconds and do another. Keep doing this until you hit a total of 75 reps. This can be done on any machine for calves but the above example is on the leg press.

Leg Press Calve Raises: * sets x 75 total reps

You can follow this up with 3 or 4 sets of another calves exercise as well.

Ultimate Twice-a-Week Calves Workout

This is an entire workout program for calves. A good example of the calves routines below is to do the first calves workout on Monday and the second on Thursday. Both workouts are unique and will help you build huge calves.

Workout I

Leg Press Calve Raises: 4 sets x 12 reps

Seated Calve Raises: 4 sets x 20 reps

Standing Calve Raises: 4 sets x 30 reps

Workout II: (this will be done 3-4 days after Workout I)

Leg Press Calve Raises: 75’s technique (see the above ’75’s Calves Workout’)

Seated Calve Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps

If you want to train calves with legs, here are some Leg Workouts.