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How to Avoid Bulky Calf Muscles From Squats and Lunges

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Learn the muscle-bulking move you might be doing during your lunges and squats -- and how to correct it.
Question: "Why do squats and lunges make my calf muscles bulky?

Answer: The squat is a great lower-body sculpting exercise that, when done correctly, shouldn’t make your calf muscles look bigger. You might be curling your toes under and shifting your body weight forward, which would overemphasize the calves. Instead, focus on pressing down through the heels while pushing your hips back, which will place more of the emphasis on your glutes and hamstrings.

Kathy Duke is a creative consultant for Equinox Fitness Clubs.

Originally published in Fitness magazine.


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