Are you still only front squatting?
I wonder if you did cardio if you’d have bigger calves? At least I think that’s how my calves are so big–running, walking, jump rope. How do you think your cardio fitness is? Like how’s your resting heart rate and blood pressure and all that stuff.
I’d like to do with a lot less cardio but I think I need it to stay healthy and if I don’t do as much it is too hard because I lose the conditioning.
I’m back squatting now but it doesn’t seem to affect my OLifts at all. The main thing is my FS is low so it hammers my CJ so badly. I’ve racked 145 twice but haven’t been able to stand up with it with my FS being only 147.5x3 or 145x4 at the moment. I could probably do it if I didn’t squat or Sn first but I use to abuse 160 like nothing every week. Granted I would FS 170x3 for recovery so I was a lot stronger and bigger.
My calves are 15inches but they probably look smaller than usual due to my quads. I have done a few calf sessions though since. I read that it’s largely genetic but you can grow them so I’ll put in more work.
Cardio fitness would be poor. I just don’t have the mental strength to keep going and I’m lazy.
About a 6 weeks in to my cut I started to play Tennis again. I haven’t played Tennis consistently since I was 18?! I play 2hrs a week but it’s doubles so it isn’t that intensive compared to doubles. I play in a box league and a mixed doubles team for the club as well so some weeks I get 5 or 6hrs of tennis.
I can swim 30lengths and not feel too battered but swimming fitness is completely different to cardio though.
And wow you look great in your pic. Why aren’t you in England?