Our expert says:
It’s a difficult one, I won’t lie to you, and calf size is quite strongly influenced by your genes. Exercises help a little, but they don’t usually transform the calves. In terms of what to do, I strongly recommend cycling and running as the best way to develop the calves through cardio activity (which has some other benefits, I might add).
In terms of exercises to do, calf raises are the most effective. Not sure if you have access to a gym, because they have perhaps three machines you can use to help with the calves, but even if you’re not, all you need is a step to stand on with the ball of the foot, with your heels hanging off the back, and then just slowly raise yourself up and down. I’d say 3 sets of 20 would be a good start, building up to 30 and then eventually 50.
One last thing is that if you are at the gym, then the stairmachines are pretty good for the calves as well.
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