Ive noticed that a lot of posters here do minimal to no calf(not the baby cow) training. I was wondering why? Wouldnt bigger calves be beneficial in improving kicking power? Large calves would add mass to your legs which means more impact force. You kick with your shin. And since your calves are right behind your shin, wouldnt the added mass help to improve kicking power? Like how a 15 pound sledge hammer moving at 20mph hurts more then a 10 pound sledge hammer moving at 20 mph. Obviously calves play no part in generating the velocity of your kicks. So wouldnt a bodybuilding style of calf training be beneficial? And by bodybuilding style I mean a calf routine that solely focuses on mass with strength and explosiveness being irrelevent. I see no point in having explosive fast twitch calves because kicking velocity is not dependent on the strength or explosiveness of your calves. Only size would matter for your calves. Heres what I do weekly to improve kicking power. stretching, cardio warm up followed by bag kicking/punching Olympic lifts 5x3 Band box squats immediately followed by bag kicking(complex training) 3 sets or low set reverse lunge immediately followed by sprinting or vertical jumping hip and abdominal training(full contact twist, reverse hyper and others) I havent devised a calf training regime yet but I found a few exercises that looked interesting. http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/CalfWt.html barbell calf raises seated calf raises reverse calf raises I would save time by super setting calf workout with other exercises. For example ill do push presses followed immedieately by barbel calf raises with no rest in between. Any input on improving my regime? Because I can tell already that the sample calf work out I made seriously sucks. Any advice on improving my kicking regime would be appreciated..