Author Topic: Does anyone else feel it in their glutes while doing calf raises?  (Read 1875 times)

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adarqui

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i'm talking, glutes literally fatiguing??

when I do bodyweight calf raises for very high reps, my glutes actually die before my calves.. they just burn and become useless.

am I alone? mutumbo seems to think so  :ninja:

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Re: Does anyone else feel it in their glutes while doing calf raises?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 07:05:08 am »
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Nope, I definitely also feel it in my glutes. Because of the posterior chain, from calf muscles, which I keep my knees locked and that places stress on my hamstring and that connects to my glutes, which gets sore too.

So you are not alone. But since its body weight calf raises, it makes sense for the glutes to fatigue quicker as the calf muscle has high endurance rate then the glutes.
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Re: Does anyone else feel it in their glutes while doing calf raises?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 09:14:29 am »
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I read somewhere that the glutes are also actually plantar flexors due to the way the muslces attach to the knee joint and the physics resulting from that... let me find this before I sound crazy to everyone

edit: i cannot seem to find it. basically, since the anterior and posterior attachments to the knee don't line up perfectly (there is some overlap), and since the leg is a multi-jointed limb, it turns out that flexing the glute causes some slight plantar flexion as well. the physics behind it was interesting.

but thats probably not at all what's causing your glute soreness after calf raises. it does seem like a few people get sore glutes from calf raises, but i havent seen any explanation yet. maybe you are contracting your glutes without realizing? perhaps you're pulling your hips forward to line yourself under the weight properly
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