Female Wrestlers, Improve Your Balance In Takedowns With Strong Calf Muscles

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June 11, 2022,

A balancing act.

That’s what life is, isn’t it?

College education, marriage, career, family, finance, home buying, health enhancement and investing for retirement.

Aren’t those the basics?

Get most of those right and you live a great life.

Miscalculate on any of those and your balancing turns into a high wire act.

We all know what happens if you fall there.

So don’t fall. Stay focused. Make your sacrifices. Work hard.

You know what?

If you are a female wrestler, that could be the same script for your balancing act there as well. To make you a better wrestler. Be balanced and get it right, you will become a great female submission wrestler.

In our industry, when it comes to strengthening the body through weight training, most think of the shoulder muscles, biceps, ripped abs, powerful thighs and beautiful glutes.

They tend to leave off one very important muscle group. Do you hazard to guess?

The calf muscle.

Not part of the sexy workout for many, right?

Why are the calf muscles important in your wrestling?

For balance.

That’s right. You need strong calf muscle to find balance during your hand fighting and take downs.

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Without balance in your wrestling game from strong calf muscles, you risk being off balanced during standing struggles.

Definition time.

The calf is the back portion of the lower leg in human anatomy.

The muscles within the calf correspond to the posterior compartment of the leg.

The two largest muscles within this compartment are known together as the calf muscle and attach to the heel via the Achilles tendon.

What are some obvious ways to strengthen the calf muscle.

The most direct, without weights, is to simply stand and do calf raises.

That is from our personal experience.

To provide you with the best information, we like to turn to the experts.

First in book form.

The Best Calf Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of: Shape and Strengthen Your Calves Kindle Edition

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By Nick Nilsson (Author)

“If you’ve reached a plateau in your workout and your training routine has become stale and boring, it’s time to shake things up. ”The Best Calf Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of” is the essential workout guide for anyone looking to find new calf exercises, get stronger and train more efficiently.

You’ll find some of the most unique lower body exercises ever created. Each exercise is expertly demonstrated with photographs, detailed instructions, tips and tricks on how to incorporate the exercises into your workout and how to avoid common errors. This book will help you break through plateaus and get the most out of your workout at all times.


Nick Nilsson, “The Mad Scientist” of the fitness world, is a renowned personal trainer, body builder, and professional fitness writer who has written for Men’s Fitness, Reps Magazine, Muscle & Fitness and hundreds of fitness websites all over the internet. He is recognized throughout the fitness world as an innovator and pioneer of ground-breaking methods for building muscle and strength fast. His degree in physical education covers advanced biomechanics, physiology and kinesiology.”

We love his credentials. His book could be helpful to you.

Very important, whenever you are engaging in a new exercise or sport for the first time, please consult with your physician first.

Let’s now turn our attention to a visiting writer who has further suggestions.

Upgrade Your Calf Muscles Using These Great Calf Muscle Exercises

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By Roger Hughes

Calf muscle exercises are best for maintaining an aesthetically-formed and ever on-the-go calves or lower leg muscles.

As we get to always put these muscles in action each day, it might be considered a somewhat lapse that we tend to overlook the need of having them trained for form too. But the benefits to exercising your calves are all but necessary not only for the look but for the function of it.

So to start off with shaping and building those calf muscles of yours, you can begin by doing for these best calf muscle exercises:

Calf Raises. This exercise is branded as the best for building bigger calves. The reason behind that is, when you get to perform calf raises, the pressure and the weight of your body along with that which you add on your body’s weight such as a dumbbell, a barbell or any other forms of weights. Calf raises tones out and builds the two major calf muscles at the back of your lower leg- the soleus and gastrocnemius.

Standing calf raises. This calf muscle exercise is done in any platform that is sturdy enough to hold you. Stand with your toes in edge while you bring the weight of your body up raising it by putting pressure on your calf. In the gym, you can do this in the leg press machine and you can either have a dumbbell on one hand or on both, or you can have a barbell on your shoulder to add on to the weight and the pressure.

Seated calf raises. This exercise is more like the standing calf raise but as you are seated with your tummy tucked in and your back straight, the weight you will be utilizing will be rested in our lap near your knees as you do the raises.

Donkey calf raises. This calf muscle exercise is more like the standard calf raise but your body is bent-over with a training partner sitting on a saddle-like position as you do the raise. Aside from putting pressure into the calves, your bent-over position places in a stretch over the muscle group, furthering the effects for toning. However, if the exercise is not done ergonomically, you can be very prone to tearing a muscle or a tendon. So you need ample assistance and care.

Reverse calf raises. Basically, these calf muscle exercises put the work on your tibialis anterior. This muscle is that one on your shin so basically, it targets not the soleus and gastrocnemius as they are on the rear of your lower leg. This calf muscle exercise is done standing. Much like to that of the standing calf raises with the same choice on added weights. However, instead of raising your heel along with the weight of your body, you work to raise your toes and ball, resting your heel, putting pressure on our shin muscles.

One last tip. Be sure to do these exercises right and stretch each time before you put them into action.

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