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... h is fairly common, especially for women. First off, few people actually have "fat" calves. Basically, you have to be extremely obese before you'll start storing fat at the extreme reaches of your body. ... (5 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)
... unless someone has an exceptionally high body fat percentage. Some people have genetically large calf muscles or have done some kind of exercise in their life that built those muscles up. ... (4 replies)

... She will never get anywhere with her body fat unless she commits to long term exercise. ... (4 replies)
Using weights
Jun 17, 2003
... You consistently have to increase the poundages, hence the term progressive resistance. I am assuming from you name that you are a women. It is even harder for a women to achieve a lot of muscle mass. ... (2 replies)
Who's right ?
Aug 8, 2001
... can be worked everyday with little fear of muscle fatigue or damage. Since we use our calves everday for walking, you're not going to see results as quickly just from exercising them a couple times a week. ... (15 replies)
Who's right ?
Aug 8, 2001
... there's simply not enough "space" there for your calves to grow into. Regardless, you will not benefit from training your calves more frequently, just concentrate on training them hard. ... (15 replies)
... Every diet needs fat, especially when your goal is to put on mass. There's no way to add muscle mass w/o fat. I don't care what others say. IMO, there shouldn't be anything you shouldn't eat when in mass-gain mode. I'll list this again: A simple way to calculate your total caloric intake is to multiply your bodyweight by a figure from 10-18: 10-12 if you want to trim down... (7 replies)
... All of those crunches may be strengthening your abdominal muscles, but those muscles are still hidden under fat. As the previous poster said, women do need to have sufficient body fat, so that it is unlikely that you will see a "six pack" in your abdominal area. ... (3 replies)
... You may be genetically predisposed to carry more fat there regardless of how slim or lean you get. ... (7 replies)
Legs, chest
Jan 13, 2001
... but increasing your muscle mass slightly will boost your metabolism so your body will burn fat quicker. Liposuction is the only way to spot reduce. ... (2 replies)
... Then other women seem to blast past me in pure muscle size just by taking the stairs once a day instead of the elevator! ... (2 replies)
Thick calfs?
Oct 28, 2006
... ase the size of one's calves, it is even more difficult to decrease it. Calf muscle size is largely determined by genetics and usually it does not have much of a fat covering so dieting to decrease the size will not yield very good results. ... (1 replies)
... I personally really like seeing women with some muscles. It looks great compared to the "sausage" shaped limbs most women have. If you want, I'll trade calves with you since mine are not as big as I'd like. ... (11 replies)
... s need time to rest and recover. You might consider doing a little more havy work also. Building some good lean muscle will help increase metabolism and increase fat burning. Pushups are ok, but you're not working your back, biceps or shoulders. If you can do pullups, that would be awesome. ... (2 replies)
Bulky legs?
Oct 1, 2004
... Don't worry about bulking up. Women cannot bulk up at all as men. I am a woman and trust me, I have awesome legs. ... (4 replies)

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