Matt Z wrote:
I'd much rather increase the resistance than just keep endlessly adding reps. Also, this program doesn't include any form of seated calf raise for the soleus.
It's not really feasible because this is a bodyweight-only program.
Maybe you could find stairs with a low ceiling and push on it for more resistence. Or put a kid on your shoulders. Just don't drop him down the stairs. :)
Heh, both of those options are not really possible for me.
In addition, it is pretty hard to add weight to one-legged calf raises, especially when you are doing them on stairs. It throws off your balance a lot and you find yourself grasping the railing much more.
I've actually been doing this program for about 4 weeks now. It is a killer workout for your calves and you'll hobble around like an old man for a few minutes after you finish.
So far, I haven't seen anything drastic in my calves. But my endurance (40 single legged calf raises) has shot up quite dramatically. The least I can say is that I predict fewer calf cramps in the future.