What is the definition of a strong aesthetic body?

A body with balanced power in the lower and upper body in equal proportion can be counted as a strong aesthetic body.

A balanced and proportionate strong body not only gives aesthetic to your overall body form but also gives support to your daily functional activities.

Talking about the lower part in this piece, we are underlining the workout for calves.

The calves constitute the space of the posterior lower leg and are responsible for daily physical activities like running, jumping and walking.

Strong Calves not only deliver a balanced appearance to your overall body but also play a pivotal role in gaining power and explosiveness both inside and outside of the gym.

Quite important for sprinting and plyometric, calves muscles help a lot in any activity that requires leg propulsion or foot stabilization upon landing like playing volleyball, basketball and running.

In contrast, tight calves can increase the likelihood of getting injuries like shin splints or Achilles tendonitis.

To know exactly what you need to do, read about these workouts for gigantic calves:-

Single-leg Standing Heel Raise

Single leg calves

Taking a stepper in front of you, stand upon it with one foot while dangling the other of the edge. Secure your grip of the foot on the top of the stepper so that you don’t injure yourself.

Now, slowly dip down the standing leg as much as you can so that you can touch the floor and then raise the heel as high as possible keeping your knee straight across the motion. Complete a set of 12 on the foot before switching to others.

Seated bench raise

Seated bench raise

In this workout, you need a weight bench and two heavy dumbbells, the ones that you find quite heavy.  Sit on the vertical edge of the bench keeping your both feet on a stepper, now adjust your just ankles on the stepper while the rest of the heels hanging off the edge. Now, place the two dumbbells of the same weight on the top of the thighs, and then start dipping down your feet touching the floor and then raising them as high as possible. This one movement constitutes a rep; try to do at least 10-12 reps in 3 sets.

Standing Heel Raise with Both legs  

Standing Heel Raise with Both legs  

Step on a Gym Stepper with your both heels hanging off the edge. Make sure to adjust your balls on the top of the stepper. Now, dip down your heels below the edge of the stepper and then raise them as high as possible keeping your knees straight and erect.

Jumping Calf Raise

Jumping Calf Raise

Stand tall on the floor and jump off the floor using only of your calves. In order to avoid sudden cramps, try to land softly on the floor. Repeat this for 10-12 times in three different sets.

Use agility ladder

Use agility ladder

Set yourself on the mark before an agility ladder.  In case you don’t have an agility ladder, you can create one of yours, by using tape or chalk on the floor. Now, when you have an agility ladder before you, start running from one end to the other inside the box of the ladder count each round as one rep.

Bosu Ball Squat

Bosu Ball SquatTake a Bosu with dome-side down. Now, stand on the ball and try to balance over the ball. Keeping your back straight start doing squats hitting your calves muscles.

Abhinav Mallik
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A Journalist who has been working for B2B segment for almost half a decade. He has developed a knack of writing deliberate reports on indigenous market leaders across different sectors like health, fitness and sports goods manufacturing. He developed a discrete interest in covering business reports including business events, expos, and trade fairs.

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