Team BSN athlete and YouTuber, Scott Herman, recently traveled down to Columbia, SC to visit the Muscle & Strength HQ.
While here he shared some of his training tips for us to share with our loyal M&S viewers.
In this video, Scott provides us with some tips on how to spark muscle growth in the calves.
Check it out and apply these tips into your own workout programs.
Tip 1: Frequency
Scott’s first tip is to increase the frequency in which you train your calves. Hitting them once a week just isn’t going to cut it if you have a goal of packing on calf muscle mass.
Scott recommends that you hit your calves 2-4 times per week. Calves are a strong muscle group, they can handle this kind of high frequency better than other muscle groups can.
Tip 2: Variety
Scott’s second tip is to include different variations of calf exercises into your workout routine.
In particular, Scott recommends including both bent knee and straight leg exercises in your calf training. This will allow you to overload the muscle with heavier weight when performing standing barbell calf raises and/or focus more on rep tempo when performing seated calf raises.
This combination will help you finally pack mass onto your tiny calves.
Tip 3: Tempo
Scott’s final tip is to utilize different rep tempos when training the calves. Utilizing super slow negatives will help break down more muscle to promote regrowth.
Focus on lowering the weight slowly and holding the full stretch on the muscle for 3-4 seconds before exploding back to the starting position. This will allow you to cause the most muscle damage to the calf muscle.