Popular exercises focusing on the calves include the single-leg calf raise, double-leg calf raise and the seated calf raise. According to WebMD, the key to toning and strengthening the calves is targeting the gastrocnemi... More »

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Exercises that increase flexibility and strength, such as the standing calf stretch and the double-leg calf raise, help resolve calf pain, which is often caused by tightness and weakness in lower leg muscles and injuries... More »

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Some good calf exercises for strengthening leg muscles are the bent-knee eccentric calf drop and the straight-knee eccentric calf drop. Calf exercises also include the calf-raise, the box step-up and the box step-down. More »

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To do a lateral raise, choose the size of the weights with which you want to exercise, grip the weights with your hands slightly angled and pinkies at the highest point, lift the weights to a 45 degree angle while bendin... More »

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According to Jillian Michaels, slimming down calves naturally is possible through a combination of calf-resistance training and running, regular cardiovascular exercise and a healthy diet. Avoiding high impact jumping ex... More »

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To slim the calves, focus on movements that strengthen and tone the muscles without directly targeting the area. These include exercises like calf raises, hops and yoga. Although spot reduction is a myth and genetic pred... More »

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Squats work the entire lower body, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus and calves, according to Bodybuilding . Smaller muscles, known as stabilizer muscles are also improved, according to Muscle and Fit... More »

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