Hi Everyone! Starting today, I am going to be posting a “Women’s Workout Series” – just like how the title says, I will be sharing everyone workouts that will benefit a woman. I believe that not all workouts are for women and these kind of blog entries are for you to know what kind of workouts are effective for each targeted areas of a woman’s body and what to avoid and practice on a daily basis yourself. I decided to do this entry because I am currently on a weight loss journey myself, so – why not share everyone the things I have learned and figured out along the way, right? Hope you enjoy! For now, let’s start with our calves…
I believe that one of the things women will ponder upon no matter what age does she already have is their calves. It’s something you just can’t ignore especially when you are wearing a certain type of dress, skirt or shorts. When you are using boot heels or fancy shoes – there are times when our clothes put focus on our legs, especially our calves. Not everyone would probably care, but some would realized and notice if their calves are looking bulky and that’s frustrating!
So the question is..
How do we even make our calves slimmer? It’s not like our tummy where we can always do crunches like crazy. Sometimes, even dieting won’t necessarily slim it down like how we want to, as well. Or is it even hereditary? Well, it’s possible. Can it be fixed? Yes, absolutely!
Here are What you Should Know If You Wanted Slimmer Calves:
– Never use weights for leg exercises, especially on your calves. It may help you with your hip area but it will definitely make your calves bulky!
– Stretching is important. We all know that but we don’t follow through most of the time. Stretching is very important as we want to always give our calves a stretch, it’s like their exercise in a way. We have to elongate them to make them slimmer, right?
– Never use a step workout – please! That is a workout that will make your calves bigger and bulkier. Please use a different workout for your inner thighs and hips – there are a lot of workout that targets them and doing a step working is not a great idea, for women. It’s a different story for men, though..
If you are wondering what is a step workout, let me give you a preview:
Don’t get me wrong, while these are great only if we put our whole body forward are we walk or do a step up, but if we let our legs pull our body – that is what creates this bulky calves. I’ve been there and done that, it makes my calves bulky so I just decided to give up on that kind of workout! Again, to let everyone know – these exercises targets your HIPS and MAKES YOUR CALVES BULKY! Just make sure to be aware of that in case you decide on this type of workout.
If you want a slimmer calves, there are certain type of exercises that makes your calves slimmer. They are always pretty easy, too! So instead of me saying what kind of exercises work or what doesn’t. I just decided to look for certain types of exercises on a video, which we all can do at home and follow through.
I have done these exercises. I really felt my calves hurting and I didn’t noticed the difference – I just noticed my calves got tighten like crazy, lol! The next day, was different. When I woke up, I could feel my calves hurting – so, so, much but it looks slimmer than yesterday – that instantly! So, please do enjoy this workout and try it yourself, too! Oh, before I forget, please do remember that with every workout, you need to eat clean and right, as well. After all, the food we eat are 80% of what aids our weight loss and only 20% of it comes from a workout.
Have you tried it? It only uses 10 minutes of your time. It’s really worth it, trust me.
For my warm up: I did 50 squats, 6 push ups, 20 seconds plank and 30 crunches.