5 Exercise Circuit to Build Bigger Calf Muscles

Build your calf muscles with a tough weight training circuit. I know you are concerned about how every visible part of your body looks. I've had quite a few people ask about how to build bigger calves.

Some people, because of genetics, have bigger calves than others and they don't have to do any extra work to make them look great. Other people have very small calf muscles and want them to look more proportionate to their thighs.

This calf muscle building circuit helped Chris increase his calf size 2 inches in 2 months!

Here is the circuit, rest 30 seconds between exercises (alternate between heavy weight rep days and full speed light rep days):

1. Donkey calf raises, 25 repetitions

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2. Standing dumbbell calf raises, 25 repetitions
3. Toe lifts on leg press machine, 25 repetitions
4. Standing calf raises on machine, 25 repetitions (pictured above)
5. Standing dumbbell calf raises, full speed, 25 repetitions

Do this circuit 3 times. You can do this workout up to 2 times a week (separate from your regular weight training workout).

Make sure to do static calf stretches after this workout to bring your muscles back to normal length.

Now build those calves the way you want them!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES


  1. I think that donkey raises are the best exercises of all, they are awesome and their result is also awesome. it will definitely help in getting big muscles of legs.


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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