Are YOU like most people like i see in the gym? Do you stand in a Calf machine at the very end of a workout, bounce up and down for 10 reps or so, allowing gravity and momentum to do your set, repeat for 2 or 3 sets, then leave the gym feeling satisfied? Of the many muscles of the lower leg area, would you like to know how NOT to work them properly? See above workout.
There are many of us who think we are doing enough for our calves, who think we are training them properly, yet they tend do grow very slowly, if at all. I remember long ago when i first learned general things about the calf, things that people to this day ignore: The major muscles of the calves, The gastrocnemius and the Soleus, are hit differently depending on whether you are doing seated or standing calf raises.
That shook me there. Where 1 exercise was before, placed at the end of my workout and done half heartedly, became 2-3 movements with very intense outlines (For example, every angle supersetted). i learned that the calves are the muscle that you need to go heavy and high rep with, there is no one or the other. I learned the benefit of Stopping, allowing the weight to come to a complete stop at the bottom of the movement before pushing for another rep. My calves are now growing tremendously from what they were, as they are now 19inches. I dont know how that stacks up to the rest, but they are getting there.
Get them calves a-growing!