Calf training has grown and grown in importance in my coaching programmes over the last 5 years. Calf training in this training system consists of 3 main Exercise Sub-Categories and I believe each should be trained at every level of development.
They are Gastrocnemius Strength, Soleus Strength and Plyometric or Reactive Strength.
Unique to this entire training system, the Calf Category and it’s Sub-Categories lay out progression of muscle contraction type.
Gastrocnemius and Soleus Strength Categories progress via Dynamic Endurance (concentric-eccentric), Isometric, Eccentric.
The Calf-Plyometric Sub Categories progress via anticipated achilles tendon load and can be used to plan appropriate ankle plyometric training programmes.