Build lower body power by developing your calves, leg muscles that can help you run faster, jump higher and overall be more explosive. Learn workouts and key exercises from pro and college athletes, as well as the principles behind training calves that can help you develop game-breaking speed.

Latest in Calves

6 Basic Exercise Science Principles Your Bro's Don't Understand

By now we've all heard of the words "gnar" and "gains" and we incorporate the word "swole" into everything from "Swoldier Nation" and "Swolemate" to...

By: Scott Gunter

Why Calf Raises Are a Waste of Time

Working your calf muscles is typically considered part of a complete lower-body workout. You need to work your calves, because you can't ignore su...

By: Andy Haley

Calf Exercises That Work

Building strong calves are essential to performing in virtually all athletic endeavors.  Unfortunately, for whatever reason, many gym-goers tend to...

By: Justin Groce

Help Is on the Way for Plantar Fasciitis

The Hatfield Strap Keith Hatfield, a former athletic trainer in the Kansas City Royals system, has spent 10 years as a certified athletic trainer ...

By: Lee Gordon

How to Stretch Your Calves Before a Workout

Calf stretches are one of the most important stretches you can perform before walking, running or sprinting. Your foot is the first body part to a...

By: Raymond Tucker

Latest Videos in Calves

Lower-Body Prehab With NFL RB Ryan Mathews

For Lower-Body Prehab, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews performs an Adductor Stretch, Standing Calf Raises and Single-Leg, Three-Way Balance Reach with coaching by corrective exercise specialist Scott Mitchell.

NFL Strongman Training With Andy Alleman: Reverse Sled Pull

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Andy Alleman performs the Reverse Sled Pull as part of his off-season Strongman circuit training with coaching by Dave Morgan, president of Enhanced Fitness and Performance.

David Oliver Accelerated Dumbbell Step-Up

U.S. Olympic 110m hurdler and 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist David Oliver performs accelerated dumbbell step-ups with U.S. Olympic Strength Coach Randy Hadley.

Jackie Edwards Power Clean

Bahamian Olympic long jumper Jackie Edwards performs the power clean with Olympic strength coach Randy Hadley.