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... I used to have bigger calves....of course losing weight helped alot and I am 5'8 but, I bought an apartment with stairs and that kicked my ***. Also the stair climber is great and honestly when I cant get to the gym I just do calf raises. Your own body weight can be enough if you do them until you cant do anymore....Also it sounds lke you might need to not push her too much... (4 replies)
... Wait wait wait... having big calves is primarily genetics and *muscle*. If she can get herself leaner, they may look more proportional, but the body typically doesnt hold a lot of fat in the lower extremeties (forearms or lower legs) unless someone has an exceptionally high body fat percentage. Some people have genetically large calf muscles or have done some kind of exercise... (4 replies)
... My gf is about 5'5" and 158lbs and she has always had huge calves even though she is not an athlete. She is upset about her huge calves and also wants to lose some bodyfat. We have been going to the gym together for about 2 months now.. ... (4 replies)

... Well, i'm trying my best to be her motivator but she doesn't quite understand that it takes a lot of hard work to get where she wants to be. I have first had experience and i'm pretty fit right now. I lift a lot of weights and alternate my cardio sessions among the elliptical, bike, and treadmill. On the treadmill, I do high intensity interval training with speeds up to 9.5.... (4 replies)
... Heavy weights will bulk up a person, so lighter weights with higher reps will help to tone muscles. Concentrating on just leg exercises will only help her legs. I'd suggest a wider based routine with equal time on all muscles. She will never get anywhere with her body fat unless she commits to long term exercise. Even if she *was* into exercising and committed, her current... (4 replies)
Smaller calves?
Feb 6, 2007
... Decreasing calf muscle is very difficult as size is heavily dependent on genetics and you can't lose muscle on just the calves, it would be a loss of all your muscle which is not especially healthy. Working calves hard and/or often *will not shrink them*. You're probably right that they are only getting bigger. Avoid weight exercises for the calves. (2 replies)
... built kind of person. but my calves and chest look as if i'm pretty fat. ... (0 replies)
Apr 26, 2003
... JayLynn, I'm in the exact same boat! I've been using the exercise bike and the elliptical trainer for years and my calves are huge. ... (8 replies)
Calf success
Feb 19, 2003
... I WISH I had smaller calves! 18 years of playing competitive soccer plus genetics made my calves larger than I would like. ... (2 replies)
... I'm not sure if this is from dancing, or if I inherited them from my dad. So you're saying that the only way to shrink them is to not use them? ... (9 replies)

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