Trainer Tip – Calves in 8 minutes
If working your calves for eight minutes sounds easy, I have news for you. It’s hard! Grab two heavy weights, set your timer for 8 minutes, and do 25 calf raises without stopping. Rest for 15 to 30 seconds and repeat until the timer goes off. You should do at least four sets of twenty-five. If your calves are not screaming by rep number 20 on your last set, then your weights were too light and you need to start over.
When I began doing calf raises, all I could handle was a pair of 8 pound dumbbells. Today I used 20 pounds dumbbells for a total of forty pounds. Next time I’m grabbing the 25 pound weights.
The other day my mom came over and exclaimed, “Oh my gosh! You’ve got calves!” Best compliment of the day!