What do you guys think about calf strength in relation to speed mintenance? I’ve noticed that when I run my 400’s, the first two things to go are my arms (don’t ask, I have arms that are disproportionatly long for my 5’7 body, like a gorilla) and my calves, where you’d think your quads/hams would go before either since this is where most of the power is generated in the lower body.
Also, our trainer never has us do exercises that isolate the calves specifically. The one lift that we do which invloves calves is wave squats, but that’s it. Now, obviously, you use your whole legs, including the calves when you do leg exercises like squats/lunges, etc…but, in your opinions, do calves need to be given more attention?