I’m 18, I wrestled all through high school. I got seriously into lifting last year. I have a good upper body, but my legs are lacking. Every male in my family has skinny legs. Like, small boned legs. I never squatted much due to a blown disc injury I got in wrestling but now I am starting to squat & deadlift more. I know squats are an overall lower body mass builder, but my calves are just puny. The only burn I can actually feel in the back of my calves is when I do the seated calf press on the leg press machine.
Every other calf exercise feels like im working my damn ankles and the muscle right by my shin bone. No matter how low i drop my heels I cannot get a pump or burn in the back of my calves. Is there a common mistake that I’m doing or what can I do to help develop my calves??