human body


Question by  LoveLanaLee (12)

What can I do about my skinny unshapely calves?

I am really self conscience about how bad they look.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

The shape of your legs is partially determined by genetics and partially by musculature. While you can't do anything about your genetics you can start using those muscles more which will affect the shape and definitions. A slowly increasing schedule of walking on flat and rising streets will do wonders.


Answer by  zombieguy (986)

There are many exercises that can tone and shape your calves. The simplest are stair work and running; you can do these almost anywhere with no special equipment. Seated and standing calf raises, using weights for resistance, can be used to help target your calves and give them more mass and definition.


Answer by  Dustin (359)

You can only improve your calves through hard and dedicated work. They most be put under heavy weights and lifted in high repetitions. Calf specific exercise equipment is best and can be found at any gym.


Answer by  macman (249)

Do three way calves workouts. Find a ledge that you can stand on but your heels arent, a stair works well. Stable yourself by slightly touching a wall and make sure your feet are straight and extend them down. do ten and then point your feet inwards and do ten, then point your feet out and do ten. Do everyday


Answer by  RLJeffries (66)

To shape calves and add muscle tone to your entire leg, as well as to your bottom, you can try stair machines, being sure that with each step you are sure to apply pressure and put weight on the ball of your foot so you can really work your calves.


Answer by  justmesuzanne (625)

You can do calf-lifts. Stand with the balls of your feet on a step and your heels hanging off and slowly lift and lower yourself. Start with 10 reps once or twice a day. After about a week, build up to 2 or 3 sets of 10. When your calves are strong, just do these throughout the day to maintain.

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