How to Build Huge Calves Without Weights
I’ve been a longtime fan of boxing and always enjoyed watching the training and preparation fighters go through in preparation for a fight.
One thing I would always notice in their training regimen is the use of the jump rope.
I never fully understood the purpose of it so I began doing research.
Turns out the jump rope not only BLASTS fat off your body FAST, but drastically improves your stamina and overall health.
However, it also comes with another side benefit.
When I started jumping rope, I noticed how my calve’s began growing.
I wasn’t lifting any weights at the time or doing any other form of exercising.
Just jumping rope.
And week after week, I noticed how they continued getting bigger and thicker.
Why jumping rope explodes your calve muscles
With every jump you perform, you’re forcing your legs to lift all your weight off the ground.
This puts a lot of stress on your calves.
Even if you’re a fairly skinny person, it’s still a lot of weight for your calves to push off the ground.
You’ll notice when you first start how sore your calves feel the next day.
That’s simply because of the kick-ass workout you’re providing them.
And in case you didn’t know, muscle soreness is a clear sign of an effective workout.
I absolutely 100% guarantee your calves will be sore after a jump rope session.
Which jump rope to buy
You don’t need anything fancy or expensive.
I’ve seen jump rope on the market for over $50.
That’s just plain ridiculous.
A basic jump rope will do the trick.
You can pick one up at your local fitness store or order one online right now.
The one I recommend is the boxer’s jump rope which you can get right here on Amazon for less than $10.
How often to jump rope
I started jumping every day with only one rest day per week.
When I first started, I could barely jump 30 seconds with either tripping on the rope or getting tired.
I got up to the point where I did 10 sets of 3 minutes.
This amounted to a total workout of 30 minutes.
I recommend you start off jumping 30 x 1 minute rounds with a minute rest in between.
Then lower your rest time each week by 15 seconds.
Once you get to the point where you’re only resting 15 seconds in between sets, go ahead and increase your jumping time from 1 minute to 2 minutes.
Then repeat the rest between exercises method. (Start with one minute and lower it by 15 seconds.)
Do this until you reach the 3 minute mark.
Once you’re jumping rope for 3 minutes with only 10 seconds rest in between, not only will you calve muscles be a lot bigger, but your stamina will be through the roof, and fat will be melting off your body like wax from a candle.
Do this every day and only take Sundays off.
However, if you feel your calves extremely sore when you first start, go ahead and take Saturday and Sunday off to provide them adequate rest.