If you are one of those people who are “blessed” with bulky calves, then today’s workout is for you. I can understand how frustrating can be when you try to put a certain dress on and it’s just emphasizing on your calves. And all you are trying to do is to hide it.
Best Calf Slimming Exercises
To tone and to slim down your calves you need to perform high reps with light weights. This workout contain 5 best calf slimming exercises to tone up your calves and to slim it down. Let’s get started!
0. Sumo Squats
Let’s start by doing 20 sumo squats as our warm up. Stand up with your feet wide apart, toes facing out and just squat down and up. This exercise will warm up your legs and your calves at the same time.
1. Sumo Squat Calf Raises
Stand tiptoe and squat down and up. Squeeze your calves on your way up. Do 20 reps of these calf slimming exercises.
2. Skater Hops
Imagine you’re skating and what you wanna do is to hop from left to right and back using your calves. Do 15 reps on each side.
3. Calf Raises
If you have a high platform at home, use it. If you’re in the gym step on a high platform or even the stairs. If you’re standing on a platform you will feel more. You’ll add intensity and I encourage you to stand on a platform.
What you need to do is to stand straight with your feet wide apart, look straight forward, keep your balance and rise on calves. Stay there for about one second and get back down. Perform 30 reps.
To work on your inner calves do the same moves but with your toes facing in. For the outer calves keep your toes facing out.
4. Calf Stretches
Stretching your calves will elongate the muscles, therefore it will appear to look slimmer. So just choose any wall that you have, support your body weight into the wall with your arms. Put one foot forward, bend your knee at 90 degrees and the other foot back and straight. Push the back leg down by pushing the heels into the ground.
By doing this, you should feel your calves muscles being stretched out on your back leg. Don’t do it quick, do it for at least 2 x 30 seconds on each leg.
5. Long Endurance Cardio
Pick a cardio that you like, either running, jogging, dancing or swimming. Do it for 30-40 minutes at moderate pace, 2-3 times per week. That will help to burn fat and slim down your calves as well.
For best results you need to repeat these calf slimming exercises at least one more time. Do all these calf slimming exercises at least 3 times a week and build it in as part of your regular workout and just start loving your calves.
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