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Eddie Hall Explains How He Built Big Calves

Calves are a relatively neglected muscle group, normally the focus of leg workouts is on quads and hamstrings. But if you want calves like Eddie Hall then he’s spilled his secret. And itsimpler than you might think. 

Eddie agrees that a certain element of calf growth is down to genetics, but there’s another element – patella knee straps. 

He explains his use of knee straps to restrict blood flow when he works out – resulting in keeping a lot of blood in his calf, which ultimately leads to larger calves. 

Take Home Message

Whilst we may not all be blessed with the same genetics as Eddie Hall, we are sure to try out this hack in the gym. He also mentioned that the straps help to reduce impact on your knees, perfect for your heavier leg days. 



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Emily Wilcock

Emily Wilcock

Writer and expert

Emily is studying Business Management & Marketing at the University of Birmingham and is currently on her intern year. She has a keen interest in both writing and fitness, so is happy she can now combine the two. She likes to spend time with her friends, both in & out of the gym.

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