Dennis Wolf is a gifted bodybuilder. He is wide, tall and has the so-called X-frame. His biggest weakness are his calves. Many people wonder why Wolf’s calves are not as big as the rest of him. Today, I will tell you.
If you don’t have the right genes, you are not going to have well-developed lower legs. People like Dennis Wolf have the so-called high calves (long Achilles tendons + short muscle bellies). This limits the potential for growth.
In general, there is a higher concentration of androgen receptors in the upper body. This explains to an extent why Dennis Wolf can have a monstrous upper body and weak calves. The lower you go, the fewer androgens receptors there are.
Another factor that may be contributing to Dennis Wolf’s calf size is nerve damage.
When a nerve is hurt, it’s hard to activate the muscle completely when it’s under tension. A good example would be Ronnie Coleman who according to the rumors has a damaged nerve in his left lat.
Another factor that can contribute to poor calf development is inefficient training. Back in the day, Arnold Schwarzenegger had weak lower legs and took river shots to hide his weakness.
However, after super heavy calf training with Reg Park, he improved his calves to the point where they became one of his strengths.
This does not mean that there is a secret routine that would transform Dennis Wolf’s calves into monsters. One would expect that a bodybuilder from his level has tried everything under the Sun to improve his lower leg development.
5.Calves are not among the ‘marketable muscle groups
There have been many bodybuilding champions with weak calves. Even Ronnie Coleman didn’t have the best set of calves. However, that did not stop him from winning 8 Mr. Olympias. The judges just don’t care about calves that much.