6 Top Calf Toning Exercises For WomenBy
Show – Off Your Calves!
Calves are one of the most viewed body parts for women. Think about it! When wear shorts, skirts, or dresses, your calves are always showing. So, you want them be shapely and toned. Here are some great toning exercises for getting your calves in “tip-top” shape.
6 Top Calf Toning Exercises For Women
If you want to look top-notch in your high heels this year, you need to make sure your calves look as tight as possible in your high heels. The calves can be fickle foes when trying to get them into shape, as they need high-repetition exercises to push them past the rigors they endure on a daily basis.
Look below for 6 awesome calf toning exercises for women who want to look their absolute best when they bear their lower legs to the world.
1.Standing Calf Raises: A calf raise machine is the safest way to do this most popular of all calf toning exercise for women. Set the machine to a low weight and get on with the weight girdle on your shoulders, while the balls of your feet rest on the foot platform. Calves respond to high reps, so aim for 20 – 50 repetitions per set. Going for the burn is more important that doing high weights, as we are looking to tone, rather than building larger calves.
2.Stairs or Stair Climber: Nothing tones your calves while getting your heart pumping like a good old-fashioned stair workout on traditional stairs or a stair-master. Aim for 30 minutes or more per session, to carve out those calf muscles.
3.Calf Presses: You’ll need a leg press, with safety locks available at varying lengths (preferably with the load locking at leg length. Press the weight with your calf muscles only and go for plenty of reps, again around 20 – 50 for one of the most optimum calf toning exercises for women.
4.Calf Curls: Find a cable machine with a low exit point (as you would use for cable rows) then get an attachment that you can wrap around the middle of your foot and hook up to the cable. Most people can lift a great deal of weight, so don’t load the machine up too much. Instead of pressing or pushing with your calves: Curl the weight with your foot as you would do a bicep curl.
5.Stationary Bike: You can give your calves an extra boost by setting up a stationary bike with the pedals lower than normal. This will put you in a position where your calves have to push constantly, while also getting your aerobics in.
6. Jump rope or (just jump up & down): Jumping rope is a great calf exercise, plus it is a great fat burner, cheap, and can be performed just about anywhere. No rope? Just jump up & down on the balls of your feet for 30 seconds. This sounds easier than it is ….but it is very effective. Give it a try! You will be surprised at the results.
*There you have it; 6 of the most effective calf toning exercises for women to get your calves in high-heel ready condition.