Sitemap

Know About Life

How to slim down a calf

2012-01-05   Views:3

Advertisement

A number of factors can cause large calf muscles. Genetics, exercise, gait and fat tissue are all potential causes of enlarged calves. A short Achilles tendon, the tendon that attaches the heel to the calf muscle, may make your calves appear larger.

How to slim down a calf

A number of factors can cause large calf muscles. Genetics, exercise, gait and fat tissue are all potential causes of enlarged calves. A short Achilles tendon, the tendon that attaches the heel to the calf muscle, may make your calves appear larger. Repetitive weight-bearing exercises may also bulk up calves, making them larger. If you feel self-conscious about the size of these muscles, there are a few steps you can take to reduce their bulk.

Skill level:Easy

Instructions

1 Perform Pilates exercises. Pilates target muscle groups in your legs, which may lead to the formation of long, lean leg muscles. The exercises included in Pilates routines do not involve resistance training, so you will not gain muscle mass.

2 Swim at a local public or private pool. If you don't have access to one, check with some local gyms to see if they have pools. Because no weights are used, exercising in the water won't build up bulk.

3 Walk or run three to four times per week. Walking and running work leg muscles and may make your calves slimmer. If you run, do it slowly for long distances. Sprinters tend to have bulky legs while endurance runners (those that run slower) have lean and slim legs.

4 Ride a bike. Bike riding may be done either on a conventional bike or on a stationary version. Riding a bike outside will allow you to enjoy nature and get fresh air. If you ride a stationary bike at home, you can pass time by watching TV as you exercise.

5 Perform stretches. Stretching makes muscles longer and leaner. Yoga, Pilates and stretching can help you stretch your leg muscles. One type of stretch to try is the calf stretch and relaxer. To perform this stretch, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your toes pointed straight ahead and your heels flat. Do a quarter-squat by bending your knees forward slightly. Hold for thirty seconds.

Tips and warnings

Avoid stepping exercises. These exercises tend to add bulk.

Avoid resistance training. It builds bulk and is not recommended as a way to slim down calf muscles.

Avoid any high-impact and jumping movements.

How to slim down a calf

How to slim down a calf

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-01-05Views:130

A number of factors can cause large calf muscles. Genetics, exercise, gait and fat tissue are all potential causes of enlarged calves. A short Achilles tendon, the tendon that attaches the heel to the calf muscle, may make your calves appear larger.[More]

How to Slim Down Muscular Legs

How to Slim Down Muscular Legs

Category:FoodRelease time:2013-11-25Views:130

There are many women who struggle to decrease the size of their muscular thighs. While some women develop muscular thighs through intense resistance training, others have inherited this physical trait through genetics. Although many female athletes c[More]

How to slim down your cheeks

How to slim down your cheeks

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2015-04-01Views:130

According to Annelise Hagen, author of "The Yoga Face," a slimmer face and cheek area is the goal of many people in today's society. Slim cheeks create a healthy and youthful appearance. It is not necessary to spend thousands of dollars on risky faci[More]

How to Slim Down Inner Thighs

How to Slim Down Inner Thighs

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-12-16Views:130

The inner thighs are a common problem area for both men and women. This is because the inner thigh muscles are not used frequently in day-to-day activities such as walking and going up or down stairs. Those with pear-shaped bodies will find that thei[More]

How to Slim Down Your Inner Thighs Fast

How to Slim Down Your Inner Thighs Fast

Category:FoodRelease time:2015-01-05Views:130

The inner part of the thighs, especially on women, are a place that stores a lot of excess fat, according to the "Fitness Professional's Handbook." A fitness routine that is specific to this area of the body can help reduce the fat there over a short[More]

How to slim down shoulders

How to slim down shoulders

Category:HealthRelease time:2015-04-11Views:130

If you have a fear of baring your shoulders because you think they're too broad or big, there are a number of ways you can physically and optically slim them down. Through diet and exercise you can lose fat in your shoulders and build muscle, while c[More]

How to Slim Down Thighs and Calves

How to Slim Down Thighs and Calves

Category:HealthRelease time:2015-02-26Views:130

A person's thighs and calves are often the most difficult areas to tone and eliminate excess weight. Like any problem area, the best way to slim your thighs and calves is by eating right and exercising; however, there are rules and guidelines you can[More]

How Do You Slim Down Bulky Muscles?

How Do You Slim Down Bulky Muscles?

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-01-31Views:130

While many people may crave a well-defined, muscled body, those features can be a nuisance to others. Some people with bulky muscles may have a hard time finding clothes to fit them properly. Although the waist in trousers may fit, the thighs might b[More]

How to Feed a Baby Calf With a Feeding Tube

Category:FamilyRelease time:2013-05-22Views:130

Feeding a calf with a feeding tube, a process commonly called stomach tubing, is a skill that every cattle owner should have. Frequently, baby calves are born extremely weak and unable to nurse. Since these little ones must have colostrum (the nutrie[More]

How to slim a pear-shaped body

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-02-22Views:130

Pear-shaped women tend to have unbalanced upper and lower body--with the upper part smaller and the lower part of the body larger. The hips are usually wider than the shoulders and weight gain is apparent below the waist. Pear-shaped women usually ha[More]

How to Hog Tie a Calf

How to Hog Tie a Calf

Category:FamilyRelease time:2014-10-18Views:130

A hog-tie is used in tie-down or calf-roping rodeo events. In such an event, a cowboy on horseback pursues and ropes a calf. The cowboy dismounts and flanks the calf, putting it on its side on the ground. The cowboy then secures together three of the[More]

How to Feed a Dairy Calf

How to Feed a Dairy Calf

Category:FamilyRelease time:2013-09-23Views:130

How a dairy calf is fed in its first months sets the pattern for how the calf will develop. Because dairy calves are raised by humans and not by their mothers, it is up to the owner to be sure the calf gets everything it needs. Proper feeding can hel[More]

How to file down thick toe nails

How to file down thick toe nails

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-02-19Views:130

Toe fungus and nail injuries can leave you with thick, yellowed toe nails that are both embarrassing and unattractive. Thick toe nails may be challenging to care for properly and you must use caution to avoid transferring possible infection to other[More]

How to cut down your own tree

How to cut down your own tree

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-02-21Views:130

Cutting or felling a tree is not a job that presents itself all too often. Yet, when the task is at hand, it is imperative that you are equipped with the proper know-how. Failure to acknowledge the difficulties and dangers of cutting down your own tr[More]

How to loosen a tight calf muscle

How to loosen a tight calf muscle

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-02-21Views:130

Tight calves are often caused by excessive plantar flexion of the ankle joint. When the heel is constantly lifted up, the muscle fibres and connective tissues in the calves are shortened, causing a constant flow of neural stimulation to the area. A c[More]

How to Water Down Semi-Gloss Enamel Paint

How to Water Down Semi-Gloss Enamel Paint

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-04-19Views:130

For an item that will be regularly used and abused, semigloss enamel paint is a good choice. Semi-gloss finishes are slick for quick cleaning, and they are also durable for long-lasting colour. You can apply enamel paint with a regular paintbrush or[More]

How to Feed a Newborn Calf

How to Feed a Newborn Calf

Category:FamilyRelease time:2012-04-21Views:130

The quality of the nutrition you provide to your newborn calf is vital to its health and longevity as it grows into adolescence. Feeding your calf colostrum, the antibody-rich milk produced by a cow only immediately before and after she gives birth,[More]

How to Cool Down an iMac

How to Cool Down an iMac

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-05-16Views:130

If you use your iMac for hours on end, chances are the whole unit is going to get hot from time to time -- especially if the outside temperature is warm. While Apple has designed the iMac to minimise heat by separating the central processing unit (CP[More]

How to tone down a wall color

How to tone down a wall color

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-07-21Views:130

Sometimes it's hard to tell exactly what a colour will look like in a room until the paint dries on the wall, no matter how attractive a paint sample might look. Sometimes colours that seem gentle and inviting turn out to be too bright and glaring, m[More]

How to stretch the outside calf muscle

How to stretch the outside calf muscle

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-08-12Views:130

The calf is made up of two muscles which are the gastrocnemius and the soleus. The soleus lies beneath the gastrocnemius while the gastrocnemius has two origins that begin in the back of your knee and down into your Achilles tendon, according to Mich[More]

Hot
"Wizard101" players can acquire codes through various sources and promotions. To redeem a code, players must go to the "Wizard101" website and log in. Players who have multiple accounts must be sure to use the account to which they want the items or [More]
Faux brick finishes can be used for entire walls, small areas, floors, or for areas that you want to be focal points within a room. Most brick faux finishes can be made with either brick-shaped sponges or with templates. Different colours are used, d [More]
If a person holds legal title to a piece of property, short of getting a court order, there is little you can do to remove that person's name from the property without their consent. In the event, however, of death, divorce or other legal issues invo [More]
Select a doorbell intercom unit that does not require you to run bell wire from intercom to intercom. Running wires from intercom to intercom requires you to drill holes and fish wire throughout each intercom. Selecting a doorbell intercom unit to wo [More]
Cakes are generally part of birthday celebrations, a tradition that dates to ancient Greece, according to "The History of Birthday Cake," an essay on the Tokenz website. Celebrate a milestone 60th birthday with a special cake. Birthday Numbers When c [More]
The Honda Accord's power steering pump is located on the driver side of the engine. Sitting on top of the power steering pump is the power steering pump fluid reservoir; you will need to remove the power steering pump fluid reservoir to remove the po [More]
Hurricanes are a concern when cruising the Caribbean in October. The Caribbean hurricane season is June through November. However, the majority of hurricanes occur in August and September. According to the National Hurricane Center, an average of one [More]
Those firm, gelatinous balls on the soggier parts of your property are Nostoc algae. Nostoc algae thrives in over-watered or consistently moist, sunny areas. Although it is not hazardous to plants or animals, it is terribly unattractive. There are se [More]
Whether you want covers for a bench inside your home or something to cover dirty, splintered picnic table benches at parks, sewing your own covers is a low-cost way to create a place to sit. Including foam in a cover provides comfort on wooden or met [More]
Routed house signs are one of the most commonly found signs on homes due to their strength and durability. These signs can be quite expensive, which makes creating your own sign the desired option. House signs can be routed using a small dremel. Skil [More]