I was gonna post this in vert/speed training thread but that seems to have turned into childish bickering..
Do you guys do any direct calf work to help with your explosiveness, and if so is it high rep or high weight, how often do you do it etc?
I sprint twice a week, do plyo's once a week and lower body weights three times a week. The only calf work i've done this season is in the first week my training partner made me do a total of 100/150/200... calf raises on consecutive days until I got to day 7 at 400 calf raises. Not sure that was the best thing for me.
I've seen some 400m runners doing single leg raises on the steps after a session, and i've heard of at least one top sprinter who does weighted ones (100kg+) but again i don't know where in the year that stuff falls or whether it got scrapped from his program.