Ladies, if you want to have slim sexy calf muscles there are several exercises you may choose from. The key to slim calves is low weight, high reps and cardiovascular exercises. Below are a few exercises that will give you the desired look.
Slim Calf Muscle Exercises
Barbell Seated Calf Raise
Main Muscle Worked: Calves
Other Muscles Worked: None
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Procedure: Place a block about 12 inches in front of a flat bench. Sit on the bench and place the balls of your feet on the block. Place a barbell over your upper thighs about 3 inches above your knees. Raise up on your toes as high as possible and squeeze the calves. Lower down to the starting position and stretch as far as you can. Repeat. You may also do this exercise using a Seated Calf Raise machine.
Band Calf Flex
Primary Muscle Group: Back of lower leg (calf)
Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Gastrocnemius, lateral and medial heads and Soleus
Preparation: Both resistance bands should be placed over the toes of one foot. Stand with feet hip width apart, tighten your abs and stand tall.
Breathing: Breathe out as you push your toes down, breathe in as you come back to start position.
Execution: Grasp the middle of the band with an overhand grip; bring your hands up to chest level. Extend the leg with the band attached. It should be straight and off the ground. Keep your leg straight and push your toes down against the band. Imagine that you are pushing a brake pedal on a car. Pause and lift your toes back as far as possible and then back to neutral and in the start position.
Comments: If you require more resistance, move your hands wider apart; place them closer together to decrease resistance.
Dumbbell Calf Raises
Procedure: Start by standing with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and let each hang by your sides. Begin by pushing your toes down so that your heels become raised so that you are on your toes. At the top of the movement make sure you squeeze for 2 seconds. Return to the start position and repeat until failure. Make sure you do each rep slow and under control.