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COACH_DENISE Posts: 8,418
4/23/13 7:32 P

It sounds like you have muscular calves, which is a great thing, because it is a sign of fitness. A lot of that depends on your genetics though, so some may be more prone to have more muscular areas in their bodies, whereas others don't. There isn't a way to change that and it is better to have it be muscle rather than fat, so be proud of your calves (and your entire body).

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4/21/13 9:37 P

Well...I didn't have bulky calves before. But after I started exercising, my calves raised and tightened, and now if I flex my calves I have this ugly round bulge popping out of my calve. Is there anything I can do about this? It seems so un-feminine...One day I was going out to play basketball with some people, and I noticed most of the guys I considered very fit did not have calves like that. Theirs were lean and long. But then I see other jogging guys who do have that, and Denise Austin who's book helped me get started on my fitness journey, she has that bulge too! (Doesn't appear as big as mine though.)

So my question is:
1. Is this just a sign of fitness?
2. If so, why do all those fit guys I know not have calve bulges?
3. Is there anything I can do to make it long and toned and not bulgy and bulky?

Thank you for taking the time to read this! I appreciate your help. :D

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