Big calves solution?


make-up junkie
on Sep 15, 2009 @ 11:57 am

I've been so blessed with having naturally muscular calves (can you hear my sarcasm?) and no matter how much weight I lose my calves seem to get bigger and bigger. Since I don't drive I do A LOT of walking especially after work when I have to pick up my son and walk home which is a good 15-20 minutes. Anyone have any tips on how to slim down big calves? I want to fit into some knee high points this winter! lol
 

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spotty
I'll take some!! on Sep 15, 2009 @ 01:42 pm

I'm so active and athletic and try like hell to get more muscular and defined calves ... to no avail. I guess we're not in agreement w/ our genetics.
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happywifehappylife
me too! on Sep 15, 2009 @ 02:22 pm

Im here with you momma! "blessed with soccer playing calves" & totally cant get rid of them ):
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MizzRobin
same here! on Sep 15, 2009 @ 06:33 pm

I have to soccer playing calves and they are going nowhere, I have just learned to accept it! :o)

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make-up junkie
I guess I'll accept it...haha on Sep 15, 2009 @ 09:24 pm

spotty- wish I had your genetics! ;)
happywifehapplife and mizzrobin - ur right I will just have to accept it and I'm glad I'm not alone (but I doubt your calves are really as big as mine are! it's like I have scary man legs on a petite body!) :(
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MizzRobin
psh! on Sep 16, 2009 @ 03:07 pm

I am sure your calves aren't as big as mine! I will measure and let you know next time I see ya! hahahah! At least you have a petite frame to go with it!
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TigerLilly
Is it muscle or fat? on Sep 17, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

The only way I can think is to exercise - cardio and strength training focusing on your lower body. You should be able to burn away some of that fat and tone the muscles in your lower body.
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make-up junkie
definitely not fat on Sep 17, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

tigerlilly- my calves have always been easy to build muscle ever since I was a kid. if you touch my calves it's not soft and flabby but very solid. yah I think hardcore cardio and strength training will help tone but I don't want to make my calves more muscular...
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MizzRobin
same here... on Sep 18, 2009 @ 10:22 am

mine are muscle! People are always asking if I play soccer! hahah!
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spotty
measurements on Sep 20, 2009 @ 09:06 am

Ok, I felt compelled to measure to see how big is big and how small is small.



I measured 6" down from my knee cap. Then from there I measured the
girth of my calf, non-flexed. Its 14". Sorry for the US
measurements. In metric try for 15 cm down from your knee cap. My
girth was 35.5 cm.



I know, I'm a dork! :-)
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spotty
height on Sep 20, 2009 @ 09:10 am

Oh, one more thing, b/c I am short (5'2") 6" seemed more or less the meatiest part of my calf.
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