I Raised 100 Calves a Day for a Week – Here’s What Happened

I don’t know anything about you, but I often forget to train my legs. So far, they weren’t something I was very concerned about with the squats, lunges, and deadlifts. However, a recent conversation with a running coach forced me to stop and think about calf strength – calf muscles absorb impact when running or walking and propel you forward. It’s an essential ingredient when it comes to lowering body strength, so why neglect it?

Never shy about a challenge, I decided to add 100 lbs a day to my routine for a week to see what happened. As a marathon runner, my schedule includes about five runs per week, plus two sessions of strength training, and a good Pilates or yoga class.