Full-Body Exercises

7 Jump Rope Skills to Build Killer Calves

Try these rope jumping techniques to turn your calves into cows while torching the fat.

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If you’re looking to build calve muscles, but have found it difficult, you’re not alone. Calves are typically one of the most neglected leg muscles because they can be difficult to target, and genetics can play a role as well.

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Studies on the composition of fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fibers and the amount of androgen receptors in the calves all provide insight as to why calves can be so stubborn. Standing and seated calve raises are both effective, but there are other exercises that can help you get great results!

Jump rope exercises are extremely effective in targeting calf muscles. Jumping rope engages your calves in a variety of dynamic ways that routine weightlifting won’t do.

In the video below, I demonstrate 7 powerful jump rope exercises that are particularly effective in working the calf muscles. Incorporate one, or all, of these calf-building exercises into your routine, and say goodbye to chicken legs. 

See the 7 different types of jumps on the next page.

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