I think calves may be a pretty darn stubborn body part. My thighs grow quickly with any type leg resistance, but my calves need several variations of set and rep schemes to increase in size. Here’s an innovative approach shown by Lee Hayward.
How to do this:
- Pick a light weight that allows for a full range of motion.
- Hold 10 seconds and top, then 10 seconds at bottom range.
- Do reps like this until your calves are burning (3-5 reps).
- Then pump out 15-20 fast reps in a shorter range of motion.