The Results!! – How To Get Smaller Calves??

Click here to find out how I FINALLY managed to get the smaller calves I had always wanted

 Hi, it’s Richard again, from How to get smaller calves!!

Ok, so previous readers of this site will know the reason for its ‘existence’ and the troubles I’ve had with embarrassing, large calves for what feels like most of my life. I won’t bore these readers by going into it again here, but you can find my full story in the How To Get Smaller Calves About Me page at the top of the site.

So, I’ve been using this product that my friend downloaded for me around 6 weeks ago, and I promised to share the results that it had on making my calves smaller just as soon as I had them!!

As somebody who has tried umpteen amounts of calf workouts, nutritional plans etc., it goes without saying that I was sceptical about the results of this course – but my friend had done me a favour, I was desperate for my calves to look better, and we decided to inject a bit of fun into it by having a small wager on the results of the course (please see previous posts for details).

6 weeks down the line, I have to admit that the results have been VERY impressive, even though I’ll probably need a couple more weeks of following the information to see the full benefits in my calves. This is a genuine way to slim and tone your calves and not an overnight scam. Trust me, if you want better looking calves, you’ll still need to put the effort in to achieving it – what this programme has done has shown me EXACTLY where to put my efforts in to reap the full rewards.

If you want to skip the rest of this post and just have a look at the Product Information Page, then you can find it HERE.

The only downside really is that I’ve got to buy my friend and his girlfriend dinner now!! But trust me, that’s a very small price to pay after years of self-confidence issues every time I went to the gym or had to wear jeans in the Summer just to keep my calves out of view.

Now, a few details about the course (I purposely didn’t look at these myself until Sunday afternoon. as I didn’t want anything to sway my feelings about the course, or to distract me from the info I was following. I just wanted to concentrate on making my calves smaller, which has worked out pretty well!!).

Apparently, the course only costs £9.99 or around $17. I genuinely couldn’t believe this when I found out as it seemed an absolute steal to be honest, though it does explain why my friend went ahead and purchased it for me :)

It is aimed at both men and women and even though the cover is aimed more at females, there is absolutely nothing in the info that discriminates or even relates to the physical calf differences between men and women – it really is a unisex guide.

I’m going to stop there, just before you start to think I’m selling you the product, as that was never my intention with this site and I should let you know that I won’t be receiving any commission for the product, should you decide to go on and purchase (and I highly recommend that you do!!) I am not a marketer – just a guy with smaller calves than I used to have and all the happier for it!!

Please keep checking back to How to get smaller calves, as I will posting further results over the next couple of weeks, along with further helpful videos and articles to compliment the course I have undertaken.

You can find all of the information you need about this product, simply by clicking HERE. If you’re anything like me, you really won’t regret it!!

 

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Three Awesome Breakfasts For Smaller Calves

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How to get smaller calves – In choosing breakfast smoothies for helping to get smaller calves, it is important to find out how efficient the meals are for losing calf weight as well as how they can entice the taste buds of the people eating, how varied they are, and how easy they are to prepare.

A nutritional breakfast is one of the most important features of a good calf slimming programme

Amidst the rising number of people opting not to eat breakfast because of their need to rush to work or perform household chores, as the power-up meal of the day, we should not underestimate breakfast, and the effects it can have on our calf slimming programme.

Breakfast gives us the energy needed for us to embark in various activities of the day, so skipping it should never become a habit, even in the pretext of wanting to skip some meals because of the want to lose weight and gain smaller calves.

In fact, it could be possible that those who do not eat breakfast regularly will be less likely to lose weight around their calves, because losing calf weight requires regular calf exercise, and one can only exercise when the body has stored up enough energy from carbohydrates.

Breakfast is a must for smaller calves, even when rushing, so here are some breakfast smoothies for better calf weight loss that can ensure a healthy morning:

1) White egg omelette – If you are in a rush in the morning, you can prepare the white egg from five eggs at night and them just pour it in the frying pan with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Wait for the egg to turn brown on its edges, then begin putting all the vegetables you like – like mushrooms, onions, string beans, bell pepper, or whatever suits your taste. You can vary your vegetables every day so that you will have a different recipe. You may also place in some protein-packed foods, like chicken, beef, or fish. A good protein-packed smoothie for pre-calf workout routines.

2) Cereals – Cereals are easy to prepare; they can be easily bought at the local department store. Cereals can be eaten by itself, but serving it with milk can really provide nutrition as fortified cereals already have plenty of vitamins and minerals; milk will give protein and increase calcium. There are plenty of cereals available in the market, so it is one of the most versatile breakfast smoothies for weight loss. An easy to prepare and quick breakfast alternative before your morning calf workouts.

3) Wheat bread sandwich – Two slices wheat bread, especially those embedded with raisins, will be fine for a great carbohydrate-packed breakfast. The carbohydrates in wheat bread are easy to digest, thus giving a ready source of energy. There are also assortments to just eating wheat bread alone; it is perfectly alright to make vegetable, fish, or chicken sandwiches out of them.

These three breakfast smoothies for calf weight loss are a breeze to prepare and can help maintain your weight at a manageable level while giving you energy needed to accomplish the calf workouts you have to do to gain your ideal calf appearance.

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Can Lack Of Exercise Cause Your Calves To Shrink?

Your calf muscles can begin to waste if you stop exercising. Your calf muscles can begin to waste if you stop exercising

 

How to get smaller calves – Calf muscles are similar to any other muscle group in your body. With the proper resistance training and nutrition, they can, and most likely will, become larger and stronger. However, reducing or stopping your calf training regime can cause your calf muscle to waste away.

Muscle Atrophy

There are two main types of muscle atrophy possible in the calves, or what you might call muscle wasting. One is called neurogenic atrophy and is most usually associated with injury or disease.

The second is called disuse atrophy and occurs when you stop exercising a particular muscle, in our case, the calf muscles. If you regularly train your calves with weights and then suddenly stop, your calf muscles will eventually get smaller.

Also, if you are a regular runner or walker and you become more sedentary, you will also notice that your calves will gradually shrink.

While this may seem a good way to attain to smaller calves, here at How to get smaller calves, we wouldn’t recommend it. We do NOT want our calf muscles wasting away solely to achieve slimmer looking calves. What we do want is healthy, slim, toned calves as a result of the correct calf workouts and nutritional balance.

What to Expect

According to a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology , highly trained athletes can show signs of calf muscle atrophy within only 2 weeks of ending their calf training.

If you have a less regimented training schedule, it can take several weeks before your calf muscles begin to waste. The rate of atrophy will also depend on your lifestyle outside of exercise. An active lifestyle without targeted calf workouts is almost certain to lead to a longer atrophy process than an inactive, ‘stay at home’ lifestyle.

Reversing Muscle Atrophy

Quite simply, returning to your calf training program is by far the best way to reverse calf muscle atrophy, regardless of the current period of inaction.

Of course, your calf muscles will now be weaker than they were when you stopped exercising, so you will have to begin slowly and gradually, using lower weights or lower intensity exercises until your calf muscles are capable of handling more weight and higher intensity workouts.

Exercising Your Calves

As noted elsewhere on How to get smaller calves, you can strengthen your calves quite substantially merely by using calf raises, or calf presses.

Both of these exercises can be done in either the standing or seated position. The standing exercises place more emphasis on your gastrocnemius muscle while seated training, with your knees bent at 45 degrees, places more emphasis on the soleus, allowing relaxation of the gastrocnemius.

Try to incorporate both types of exercises into your calf training regime, and always end your workout by properly stretching the calf muscles to increase your flexibility and prevent calf muscle tightness and possible future injuries.

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Tone and strengthen calf muscles – Do NOT Neglect!!

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How to get smaller calves – It is vital when you are exercising to work on all parts of your body with the same amount of diligence. This includes exercising your calves.Below, you will find a selection of basic exercises, aimed at developing, toning and strengthening your calf muscles. Always ensure that your calves are fully stretched before undertaking exercise, and also consider a post-workout massage for your calves, in order to gain the maximum benefit.

Jump squats

Although squats are mainly for the upper leg muscles, they result in giving your calves a good workout as well. Stand with your feet apart, lowering your body as you squat. When you squat at the lowest point, propel yourself into a jump, landing on the balls of your feet and sinking quickly into another squat. Begin by doing 10 to 15 repetitions and gradually increase the number of sets. Your calves may suffer slightly at first with this exercise, but it will pay dividends in the long run.

Standing calf Raises

This is the simplest of all calf raises and is a must for anybody wishing to gain smaller, more toned calves. Stand facing a wall. Press your palms on the wall and keep your feet flat against the floor. Slowly raise your calves a few inches above the ground for three to five seconds and lower them back. Begin by doing 10 to 15 repetitions of calf raises. Gradually increase the number of sets, while resting for a minute between sets.

Dumbbell jump squats

It’s the same as jump squats, the only difference being that you’re using weights or dumbbells to intensify your workout. This puts extra resistance on your calves and is ideal for toning and strengthening. For the maximum benefit to your calves, use the same repetitions as outline in Exercise 1.

Skipping rope

Skipping is a great way to tone and strengthen your calf muscles. The best part is, you can do it at home, in the gym or that neighbourhood park. Also, there’s no limit to how much you can skip. You can also intensify your calf workout while doing the single-leg hop (easier said than done, believe me!!)

Advanced standing calf raises

It’s the same as the previous calf raises. The only difference is that you have to do these on the stairs, a stepper or any raised platform. This puts added resistance on to your calf muscles and is a vital exercise.

Pilates

Pilates is a physical fitness programme that develops strength and improves balance, posture and gives a toned appearance to your calf muscles. If you’re serious about how to get smaller calves, then consider learning it. The calf consists of the gastrocnemius — the larger, more defined calf muscle — and the soleus. Pilates simultaneously uses your core muscles while performing various exercises, explains fitness expert Namrata Purohit.

These are just a few of the exercises available to strengthen, tone and slim your calf muscles. We’ll be adding several more over the coming days, and please check out our Helpful articles page for more tips and advice on how to get smaller calves.

 

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How to get smaller calves – ALWAYS exercise your calves

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The calf muscles can often be neglected as people mainly seek to bulk up the thigh muscles in order for stronger, more shapely legs. But it is important to remember that ALL fitness experts will advise that poorly developed calves, or overly large calves, can drastically affect your performance during exercise or sporting activities.

“Although the calves are not the most powerful muscle group in the body, they are used constantly,” says Sue Thompson, an exercise physiologist and fitness consultant, based in America

In most activities with involve a forward trajectory or body movement, it is often the calf muscles that will inevitably be working the hardest. They basically help to keep the body from falling forward. Always a good thing, particularly when trying to impress a member of the opposite sex who just happens to be passing by!!

The calf muscles, which are located on the back of the lower leg (you probably already knew that, right?), are made up of two major muscle groups – the gastrocnemius and the soleus, as described in a previous article on the How to get smaller calves site.

The gastrocnemius, which can be seen to visibly contract when a person stands on tiptoe or places most of the weight on the front of their feet, starts from just behind the knee and makes up the mainly visible portion of the calf.

The soleus, which sits directly under the gastrocnemius, helps to form the Achilles tendon, and therefore the heel.

Another problem with underdeveloped, or weak calf muscles is that they can contribute massively to a very common exercise or workout complaint – leg cramps.

Those who are deficient in potassium – a mineral which is heavily involved in the contraction of muscles – or those who neglect to drink the necessary volume of fluids during workouts/exercise are more likely than others to suffer from leg cramps, particularly in the calf muscles.

To strengthen and develop the gastrocnemius further, Thompson recommends slowly rising up on the toes or ball of the foot while standing – and repeating this several times per day, until you can visibly see the calf muscle toning and slimming.

For the soleus, just undertake the same toe lift exercises, but this time remain seated at all times. This exercises the soleus, but also allows the gastrocnemius to relax throughout the duration of the exercise.

Even though the aim of the How to get smaller calves site is to ultimately slim, tone and reduce the visible appearance of our calf muscles, it is important to ensure that we are undertaking all necessary precautions to keep the calf muscles in optimal shape.

This is why I have tried to post a few articles around the science of the calf muscles, the importance of stretching and post-workout treatment/massage of the calves, and the need to ensure that they are exercised just as much as other major leg muscles.

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How To Get Smaller Calves – A Bit Of The Science

Hi, it’s Richard again from How to get smaller calves!!

So, in 48 hours or so I’ll be bringing you the results of a training course I’ve been doing for the last 6 weeks or so, in order to reduce the size of my calves, making them slimmer and more toned. I don’t want to give anything away in this post and would rather wait for the final results.

You’ll have to check back to How to get smaller calves on Sunday night to see the results!!

I thought instead that I’d post a small article on the science behind the calf muscle and some common ailments that can be caused by exercising your calf muscles in an unsafe way.

Hope you enjoy it!!

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The human calf muscle, found on the back of the lower leg, is actually made up of two different muscles, utilized together to perform the necessary calf muscle duties:

  • The gastrocnemius is the larger of the two calf muscles and this forms the ‘bulge’ which is visible beneath the skin. The gastrocnemius has two parts which together help to create the diamond shape of the calf muscle.
  • The soleus is a smaller muscle that lies directly underneath the gastrocnemius calf muscle.

The gastrocnemius and soleus muscles taper in to each other and merge right at the base of the calf muscle. Tissue at the bottom of the calf muscle then merges with the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon then inserts into the heel bone.

During most exercises in which the calf muscle is utilized, it is the calf muscle which ‘pulls the heel up’ to allow forward movement or trajectory.

Some Common Calf Muscle Ailments

  • Calf muscle strain – Straining the calf muscle past its normal length can result in the tearing of calf muscle fibres. Calf muscle strains can vary from quite mild to very severe. Severe strains usually signal a complete tear of the calf muscle.
  • Pulled calf muscle – “Pulling” the calf muscle normally refers to stretching the calf muscle beyond its normal working limit.
  • Calf muscle tear – All calf muscle strains area a result of some tearing of muscle fibers to some extent. More serious injuries may result in partial or complete tear of the calf muscle.
  • Calf muscle rupture – A rupture is the complete tear of the calf muscle. These are immensely painful and care MUST be taken to ensure you never suffer from this condition.  The calf muscle may collapse into a ‘ball’ shape, seen and felt through the skin, visually deformed (though treatable) and painful to the touch.
  • Calf muscle myositis –  This is inflammation of the calf muscle. Infections and autoimmune conditions are normally responsible, although calf muscle myositis is relatively rare to be honest.

Ok. That was a little bit of the science behind calf muscles.

Be sure to check back to How To Get Smaller Calves on Sunday night, when I’ll be revealing the results of my ‘smaller calves’ bet and letting you know if the product I’ve been using has actually been successful or not.

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How To Get Smaller Calves. Why?

Ok. So, you can probably find more about this post within my About Me Page, but a quick recap for anybody who just wants to read the blog posts and then get the hell out of here to work on their own legs and calf muscles!!

I wanted to make this site because even though I’m quite fit and healthy, and always try to get plenty of exercise, I’ve always had a massive image problem with the bottom of my legs – my calves. I’ve tried everything to get rid of the fat that’s just hanging around down there but never had any luck despite paying for Personal Training sessions just to workout my calves , going to the gym 4 times a week just for calf workouts and trying at least half a dozen ‘fat busting’ diets and slimming exercises

They’re something I’ve always been really paranoid about and whenever I wear shorts in public, my calf muscles (or lack of!!) are something I’m always conscious of and it really knocks my self-confidence. My girlfriend tells me that it completely changes my personality from confident and likeable (her words, not mine!!) to nervous and pensive around people. And it’s true – it’s something I’ve noticed myself.

The reason I’m writing this blog now is that about 5 weeks ago, one of my friends (probably my best friend to be honest) bought me a product he’d found online, specifically aimed at toning and gaining smaller calves and asked me to try it for 5 or 6 weeks to see if it made any difference.

To make sure I stuck to the information we had a bet that if I was happier and had smaller, more toned calves I had to buy him and his girlfriend dinner. If not, he had to sign up to the gym and go with me at least 4 times per week.

I’ve been using the info for most of this period and I’m not going to spoil the results just yet because I’ve got a few more days to go until the bets over, so keep tuned over the next couple of days, when I’ll be letting you know if it’s worked or not!!

So there you have it. That’s the reason for the How To Get Smaller Calves site.

Wish me luck!!

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