Good exercises to shape and mold your calf muscles.
Understanding how the calf muscle is made up helps you design a workout program for your lower body. The calf comprises of two muscles:
1. Gastrocnemius is the visible muscle of the calf. The two heads (medial and lateral) of the gastrocnemius arise from the rear of the femur bone, immediately above the knee joint.
2. Soleus arises from the rear aspect of the tibia and lies underneath the gastrocnemius.
The tendons of the gastrocnemius of a soleus fuse to form the Achiles tendon that passes behind the ankle joint and attaches to the calcaneus (heel bone). The calf muscles cause plantar flexion of the ankle, the movement required for standing on tiptoes. The relative contribution of the tow calf muscles depends on the angle of knee flexion. The gastrocnemius is the prime mover when the leg is straight, and the soleus becomes more active as the knee bends.
Good calf exercises for women to do at home or at the gym.
Great list of calves exercises you can do without using weights