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How Jay Cutler slices and dices his hams and calves.
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CALF WRANGLING

You do a feel set of standing calf raises with 220, and then pump out sets with 250, 300 and 320, getting 10-12 reps. Each of your full reps has a hitch in the middle, allowing you to focus more on the stretch at the bottom and contraction at the top.

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You follow with three working sets of seated calf raises, going up to 185 pounds. As with the standing raises, you’re careful to get a full stretch and, after a hitch in each rep, a full contraction. For your next-to-last set, you do 10 reps, then you rest for 15 seconds and do eight more. Your final set is a grimacing, grunting drop set: 10 reps with 195, eight with 140 and eight with 115.

You finish up with raises on a donkey calf machine: 300 x 12, 400 x 10 and the 500- pound stack x 8.  You do the reps Jay Cutler-style, all the way down and all the way up. It’s not about the weight; it’s all about the range of motion.

JAY CUTLER'S CALF ROUTINE

  • Standing Calf Raises, 3 Sets, 10-12 Reps
  • Seated Calf Raises, 3 Sets, 10-12 Reps
  • Donkey Calf Raises, 3 Sets, 8-12 Reps

 

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