Dynamic Calf Warm-Up For Running

 

Just a quick video today to share an exercise I swear by personally as part of my own pre-run ritual.

Sometimes, especially when running relatively high (for me) weekly milage, I used to get a little tightness in my calves. The exercise in the following video though has really helped me to keep this at bay, and when performed pre and post run has all but banished the tightness I used to feel the morning after.

The “toes-in” and “toes-out” elements of this dynamic warm-up exercise really help to reach areas of the calf complex, achilles tendon and even plantar fascia that a more classic calf stretch won’t touch.

As well as helping to manage calf tightness, I’ve seen athletes with Plantar Fasciitis benefit greatly from adding this to their pre-run routine.

Try it!

About The Author

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.

 

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