Calf muscles!

13 posts
14 Jan 2011
I've recently started doing several aerobics classes a week, and (as has always been the case when I do anything like this) I am getting huge bulging calf muscles!!  Despite all the parts of my body which DO need toning up, my calves were already in pretty good shape but are getting chunkier and chunkier now emoticon

So: is there anything I can do to avoid this, or am I just destined to have stocky legs??

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Posted 14 Jan 2011
vipimages
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vipimages
do your legs look like they are on upside down?
Posted 14 Jan 2011
No, but they are starting to look like they belong on a Rugby player or a bicycle courier though...

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Posted 14 Jan 2011
Edited by AndromedaX 14 Jan 2011
I have the opposite problem-muscular thighs but calves dont respond to exercise.They tend to be on the thin side and I really have to work to get them bigger.

Posted 14 Jan 2011
psn
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psn
wear trousers

Posted 14 Jan 2011
Sorry Andromeda, I'm normally the lass to ask about this kind of shizzle being a crazy sporty lady, but I don't have a clue about this one, except train your thighs big to match!! Lol try asking Catherine Williams maybe, she's clued up bout her muscley stuff
Posted 14 Jan 2011

I'm not qualified Misty ,lol I was just going to suggest the same thing. Maybe ask the new lady Mia.Trying to get my thights more defined as my calfs are very skinny.

Posted 15 Jan 2011
misty_model

Sorry Andromeda, I'm normally the lass to ask about this kind of shizzle being a crazy sporty lady, but I don't have a clue about this one, except train your thighs big to match!! Lol try asking Catherine Williams maybe, she's clued up bout her muscley stuff


haha!  I don't want my thighs to match though - I'm only 5' 2" and it would look wrong! 

Posted 15 Jan 2011
gazhilla
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Calves are a very genetic muscle, i.e. you either get them or you don't... Most ladies who wear heels have good shaped calves due to the constant tension on the calf muscle..
Walking flat footed and doing calf stretches on a step can help elongate the gastroc muscle and give a more pleasing shape but sometimes they are just stubborn and grow...
I find that shapely calves on a woman with slender ankles is extremely pleasing...Walking in bare feet as much as possible will reduce the workload on calf muscles...
I have the same problem with my quadraceps, when I was heavily into my bodybuilding my legs overshadowed my top half, I stopped training them but found that even going on the exercise bike whilst cutting made them grow... Stupid genetics.
Send me a pm Liz and will see if there are any other stretches I can recommend. Was a REPS qualified personal trainer for a while as well as a powerlifter and bodybuilder..

Posted 15 Jan 2011
It'll be down to genetics, as a result your calf muscles seem to be a lot more responsive to toning up than the rest of your legs.

Posted 15 Jan 2011
vipimages
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vipimages
AndromedaX

haha!  I don't want my thighs to match though - I'm only 5' 2" and it would look wrong! 



Posted 16 Jan 2011
AndromedaX

haha!  I don't want my thighs to match though - I'm only 5' 2" and it would look wrong! 




Rubbish lots of female body builders and fitness models are not much over 5 ' they just wear very high heels.
In the picture I have added of the ultrafit model search finals I don't look short. The girl to my left won last years
fame bikini model title shes about my size and the girl to her left won fitnes catogary and has a 4 page spread in muscle and fitness.
Posted 16 Jan 2011
vipimages
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vipimages
oh dear...

Posted 16 Jan 2011
Edited by vipimages 16 Jan 2011
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