#URDHVA ASHVA SANCHALASANA  Low lunge with upward stretch left leg forward. Put your left foot in one line with your hands. Move your right leg back, putting the right knee on the floor. Bring your right thigh more forward and towards the floor. Raise your hands parallel to each other above your head. Arch your back if you can and look up.

Low lunge with upward stretch, left leg forward - Urdhva Ashva Sanchalasana left

Dumbbell squat. A major compound exercise. Target muscles: Gluteus Maximus and Quadriceps. Synergists: Adductor Magnus and Soleus. Dynamic stabilizers (not highlighted): Hamstrings and Gastrocnemius. Stabilizers (not highlighted): Erector Spinae, Levator Scapulae, Middle and Lower Trapezius, Rectus Abdominis, and Obliques. Note: I only highlight targets and synergists.

A major compound exercise. Target muscles: Gluteus Maximus and Quadriceps. Synergists: Adductor Magnus and Soleus. Dynamic stabilizers (not highlighted): Hamstrings and Gastrocnemius. Stabilizers (not highlighted): Erector Spinae, Levator

calf, calves, lower leg, gastrocnemius, lower body, gastrocs Muscle Anatomy

These are a list of exercises that help develop the calf muscles. The calf muscle is broken down into the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Gastrocnemius exercises are displayed with anatomy and training notes.

Bodyweight sumo squat. A compound exercise. Target muscles: Gluteus Maximus and Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius). Synergistic muscles: Adductor Magnus and Soleus. Dynamic stabilizers (not highlighted): Hamstrings and Gastrocnemius.

A compound exercise. Target muscles: Gluteus Maximus and Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius). Synergistic muscles: Adductor Magnus and Soleus. Dynamic stabilizers (not highlighted): Ham

Dumbbell step up. A compound push exercise, great for developing unilateral leg strength. Muscle worked:  Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Gastrocnemius, and Hamstrings.

Dumbbell step up. A compound push exercise great for developing unilateral leg strength. Muscle worked: Quadriceps Gluteus Maximus Adductor Magnus Soleus Gastrocnemius and Hamstrings.

Get the strong calves you've been wanting with these 9 lower body fitness moves.

9 Best Calf Toners

Get the strong calves you've been wanting with these 9 lower body fitness moves.Get the strong calves you've been wanting with these 9 lower body fitness mov

Dumbbell one leg split squat (aka dumbbell Bulgarian split squat). A unilateral compound exercise. Target muscles: Quadriceps (Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius, and Rectus Femoris). Synergistic muscles: Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, and Soleus. Dynamic stabilizers: Hamstrings and Gastrocnemius.

Dumbbell one leg split squat (aka dumbbell Bulgarian split squat). A unilateral compound exercise. Target muscles: Quadriceps (Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius, and Rectus Femoris (Fitness Femme Jambes)

The Best Calf Exercises For Mass (3)

The Best Calf Exercises For Mass

For those looking for a little inspiration, we've compiled a list of the best calf training exercises for mass to help you add some variety to your workout.

Simple Exercises to Reduce Legs Fat..

Simple Exercises to Reduce Legs Fat..

Standing dumbbell one leg calf raise. An isolation exercise. Target muscle: Gastrocnemius. Synergistic muscle: Soleus.

Targeting your gastrocnemius, use the standing dumbbell one-leg calf raise to fix contralateral size and strength differences in your calve muscles.

Gastrocnemius

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The calf is the muscle component in the back of a person’s lower leg. It is comprised of two muscles: gastrocnemius (main part) and the soleus. When a person says, “I tore a ligament in my calf,” he really means that he tore his Achilles tendon, as this is the primary ligament that controls the calf. Since this is the proper...

Signs of a Torn Ligament in the Calf

The calf is the muscle component in the back of a person’s lower leg. It is comprised of two muscles: gastrocnemius (main part) and the soleus. When a person says, “I tore a ligament in my calf,” he really means that he tore his Achilles tendon, as this i

This awkward move is actually great for ankle stability and makes it a great move for runners. Try calf raises with your toes out too.

7 Important Exercises You're Probably Neglecting

7 Ways to Strengthen Your Ankles to Avoid Twists and Sprains. number one reason I HATE running is because of my weak ankles. All I normally do with them is calf raises, needed this!

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