Most people want to look fit and toned. If you pick those body parts that are expose your fitness and tone the most- calves are one of them! Toned calves help you look good in anything that’s higher than ankle length. Great calves give great legs.
The fortunate part of toning your calves is that they’re small muscles, so they only need a couple of exercises to focus on them. Compound exercises like squats and lunges will also tone them. Besides these, running, stair climbing, cycling are also great for toning calves.
Here are exercises that can help you carve those calves! Make sure you focus the weight on the calves, control the movement and go through the full range of motion at the ankle to maximize the benefits from the exercise:
Standing Calf-Raise: The calf Raise is a really versatile exercise- can be done on stairs, in a park or in the gym, with or without equipment. If it’s too easy, add some weights and watch those calves tone up!
See how to perform standing calf raise exercise.
Rocking Standing Calf Raise: The seated calf raise is a variation of the standing calf raise. See how to perform Rocking standing calf raise exercise.
Strengthening legs and calf muscles transfer more power to walking, running, and jumping.
As always, after your workout, do your muscle stretches for maximal benefits, reduced pain and relaxation. So, after you perform calf exercises, make sure you stretch.