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Eddie Hall Explains How He Built Big Calves

Eddie Hall Explains How He Built Big Calves
Emily Wilcock
Content Executive3 years ago
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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
Content Executive
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After completing an internship with Myprotein, Emily returned to university to finish her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. With experience in lifestyle writing, Emily aims to entertain and educate through her work. Her focuses include recipes, real and inspiring stories, and working with writers to help provide easy-to-digest evidence-based research. Her work on recipes has been previously featured in The Supplement magazine, with a particular focus on high-protein, nutritious meals, plus advice on how to properly fuel your body. Outside of work, Emily’s top priority is food. She’s a self-professed star baker and a connoisseur of all things baked. In her spare time, she’s either cooking up a storm, our looking out for the opportunity to try out Manchester’s newest restaurants. But as a huge fan of carbs, if it’s not pasta or pasta-adjacent, she’s not interested. If she’s not in the kitchen, she’s tucked up with a book for an early night, or you’ll find her in the gym working up a sweat. Afterall, all those carbs require quite the appetite.
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