Do not run with a calf strain. Running with a calf strain is a bad idea, as you may make the injury worse. You must give the calf muscle time to heal properly. Running too soon after a calf strain increases the potential for further damage to the injured muscle tissue.
In the video above, I’m going to show you a simple calf foam rolling technique you can use to relieve tightness in your soleus muscles. […]
In this instalment of our series of how-to videos on foam rolling techniques, I demonstrate how to foam roll the muscles of the front and outsides of the shin, particularly tibialis anterior, the toe extensors and the peroneal muscles.
Calf pain and chronic tightness is such a common problem in runners. However this type of maintenance technique is hugely powerful in allowing runners to run without calf pain and maintain the condition of the muscles of the lower legs.
Learn how to strengthen your soleus muscles, and why soleus strength is important in runners who suffer from calf and Achilles tendon injuries.
Here’s a simple exercise to target the small but important Tibialis Posterior muscle of the lower leg. Often a problematic area in runners and triathletes.