Something I’ve come to better understand in recent years is the common pattern that often presents itself in runners with various lower leg injuries, particularly Achilles tendinopathy and recurring calf strains, to name just a couple.
The common factor I’m talking about is the presence of an imbalance between Gastrocnemius, the biggest of and most superficial of the calf muscles, and Soleus which lies deeper within the posterior lower leg.
Seth O’Neill recently published a great article related to this here:
With this topic in mind, I wanted to put together the video above to show one of my favourite Soleus strengthening exercises for runners.
Let me know how you get on!