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What exercises will target my outer calves?

A resistance exercise that will help target the outer calves is a standing calf raise with the toes pointed out.  Turning the toes out during the standing calf raise will emphasize the outer portion of the calf muscle.  If your goal is to emphasize the outer calf muscles for asthetic purposes this is the exercise for you; however, in most people the outer portion of the calf muscles are usually a overactive which contributes significantly to faulty movement in the lower extremities.  Because of this, unless you desire to develop the outer portion of the calf muscles for aesthetic reasons, a greater emphasis should be placed on flexibility of this part of the calf, and not on increasing strength or activity. 

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