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Calf size variability

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Why does calf muscle size in humans vary so much? (It really does!) The bulkiness of the calf is an amplified sign of what kind of heel bone you have: short heels make big calves, long heels make slender calves, according to Ahn et al.: read more about the paper, or see it in context in my article about barefoot running.

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