We’ve all seen the calves which are commonly referred to as ‘diamonds’, haven’t we? They are sharp and shredded. They jut out on the sides and are clearly visible in all front, back, and side poses. They aren’t all bunched up at the top of hand polishing pads. Rather, they tie in nice and low, which gives a nice sweeping effect and makes the entire physique look thicker and more powerful. Diamond calves are a rarity in the sport, but one that you can work to attain through intelligent training practices.
Despite the many training and other tools out there to assist with adding width, depth, and sharpness to the calves, none is more important and necessary than consistency of training. The calves will grow, but only after they are trained two times per week for 50 or 100 or 150 weeks straight. Stick with it, kid!
Be selective in which types of floor polishing pads movements you employ. Exercises such as the incline stepper add a great deal toward development of the quads and hamstrings, while the elliptical and treadmill require more input from the calves. Many bodybuilders, including eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, select their cardio movements based upon their leg strengths or deficits. You should do the same.