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Old 07-07-2005, 11:38 PM
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Another thread made me wonder if I am doing this right. My calves are extremely large compaired to the rest of my body. 19 inches right now. I have read somewhere that The Oaks at his peak were 20 inches.
How should I train them? Should I just do maintenance on them or continue until they hit a plateau?
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:47 AM
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Default Re: muscle lagging behind one group

I was in a similar position when I first started training, calves were 17". What I did was train them like I would any other muscle group but I aimed within the 12-20 rep scheme and on alternate calve sessions I supersetted them and went heavy. Im at 20" now and I dont go too heavy on them. I just keep my 12-20 rep scheme and perform them really slow.
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:48 AM
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Well, just for the sake of symmetry, I think you can perform a taper (for maintaining size, it consists basically of reducing volume by up to 85% while maintaining intensity and frequency) on your calves until the rest of your body catches up.

Here's how to do a taper:
http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/taper3.php
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Old 07-08-2005, 05:26 AM
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Default Re: muscle lagging behind one group

19 inches!!!! Your a pretty lucky guy. I have to work my calves 4 times harder than the rest of my body. They are my slowest growing muscle.

It all depends on what you want. If YOU think the rest of your body is lacking the size your calves have, and want to catch up, then do maintenance and catch everything else up. If you like the way it looks then continue until they hit a plateau. It's all about what you want bro. Like Chiron said be yourself.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:19 PM
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Yea I don't have to work my calves that much either for them to stay at a nice size and firm. Maybe it's because they have to carry my fat butt around all day! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I havent worked them in over 2.5 months directly, and I did measurements last night and they're 17.5in and nicely cut, and firm.
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