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Sculpting the Calves

Hi, I was just wondering what are some exercises I can do to sculpt my calves quickly. I really hate my calves because they are large and funny looking and need some definition. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Go on a diet. Lose weight.

Tek’s right. If they look overlarge its probably bodyfat.

Bob: You can’t really “sculpt” a muscle, just as you can’t “tone” one either. The overall shape of a specific muscle is entirely a genetic issue, although it’s possible to improve the general size of a body part through use of certain exercises (e.g., using seated calf raises to work the soleus or hammer curls to work the brachialis). The appearance of (or lack of) muscular definition is entirely a bodyfat issue which must be addressed through dieting.