"Don’t forget me!" (your calf)
Especially for women, the calf muscles are often forgotten in the regime of fitness training. But if you want that really sexy look in a skirt (or shorts for guys), work these babies at least twice a week. Here are some basic moves to keep this dense muscle toned up:
Muscles worked: Calves
Time to complete: About 10 minutes
You will need: Just your body (or a pair of dumbbells)
- Start by standing on the floor, or a stair (for better extension)
- With toes pointing outward, raise up slowly onto the ball of your foot, then lower back down (do not touch the floor – keep your heels off the floor/stair) — Perform 10 SLOW raises, then 10 QUICK raises
- Lower your heels and reposition your feet with your toes pointing forward. In this position, perform 10 SLOW raises, then 10 QUICK raises – this completes a full SET.
- Rest 30 – 60 seconds, then repeat the SET 2-3 more times.
Modification: You can do one leg at a time for a more intense routine.