Slim Down Your Calves With These 6 Exercises

Natural big calves can be a curse or a blessing, it all depends on how you choose to look at it.

Men often struggle to stimulate their calves to grow, and women mostly don’t want large calves since they can’t fit into skinny jeans and women think big calves don’t look good in skirts.

And the terrifying statistics show that a lot of women who don’t like the size of their calves considered surgery. But this isn’t the only option to change what you don’t like. There other less painful ways to change the size and look of your calves. You need to do high reps with less weight.

Keep on reading to find out which exercises you need to include into your program so you can change the size of your calves.


1. Sumo squat calf raises

Stand tiptoe and squat down and up with your feet placed slightly wider than your shoulder width. When you go up, squeeze your calves as much as you can. Repeat 20 times.


2. Skater hops

With your knees bent, start lowering your body down and then jump off the left leg. Landing on your right foot, lift the left leg behind, and then jump to the left, after which you need to lift the right leg behind. Do 15 reps for each side.


3. Calf stretches

This exercise elongates your calves and makes them look thinner. Support your body with your arms on a wall. One foot should be forward and the knee should be bent, while the other foot is at the back and straight. Push the heel of the back leg down into the floor. Make sure you keep in this stretched position for 30 seconds, and then do the same with the other leg.


4. Calf raises

You’ll need stairs or a high platform for this exercise. Standing straight and keeping your feet wide apart, with your toes pointed either inwards, outwards or straight, start raising your heels off the ground and exhale while contracting your calves. Hold this position for a moment, and then go back down. Repeat 30 times.


5. Running

Runners have really slim, nice looking legs. The reason for this because running makes one of the best ways to slim down your calves. Run for 30 minutes, 3 per week for the best results.


6. Sumo squats

Stand straight and place your feet wider than shoulder width, with your toes faced out. Start lowering down and go until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Make sure your back is neutral, and go back up pushing with your heels. Repeat 20 times.