Calves are probably the most exposed leg muscles, especially during the summer, when everyone is wearing shorts. Calves besides playing an important role in your body musculature, are also showcase muscles. Calves play an essential role in generating thrust power in your legs. So, whenever you jump or start running, your calf muscles are the ones helping kick start that power generation. So, they are an extremely important part of the leg muscles network. Your calves deserve the similar attention as do the rest of the leg muscles. For those interested in showcasing them, probably a little more focus on calves will help you build and show better calf muscles.
Having strong and toned calf muscles make your legs look good, and give your body with a great foundation, helping improve your training and exercise performance. Strengthening calf muscles should be a regular component of your workout routine. If you want to build these muscles, you need to push them more, since they anyway get worked out, while you’re doing daily activities like walking, etc.
Below is a list of calf exercises that would be great for toning and strengthening your calf muscles. Work your calf muscles by using weight – your body weight, free weights, or a weight machine.
Below is the list of calf exercises with Machines:
|Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine||Seated Calf Raise|
|Smith Machine Reverse Calf Raises||Standing Calf Raises|
|45° Calf Press||Donkey Calf Raise|
|Seated Calf Press||Standing Calf Raise|
|Forward Angled Calf Raise||Hack Calf Press|
|Lying Calf Press||Vertical Calf Press|
|Alternating Bent-knee Seated Calf Extension||Hack Reverse Calf Raise|
Below is the list of calf exercises with Barbell:
|Barbell Seated Calf Raise||Standing Calf Raise|
|Rocking Standing Calf Raise||Reverse Calf Raise|
|Safety Calf Raise|
Below is the list of calf exercises with just body weight:
|Knee Circles||Side Straddle Hop|
Below is the list of calf exercises with Dumbbells:
|Calf Raise On A Dumbbell||Dumbbell Seated One-Leg Calf Raise|
|Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise||Single Leg Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise|
Below is the list of calf exercises with Cable:
|Standing Calf Raise||Single Leg Standing Calf Raise|
|Reverse Calf Raise|