As runners it’s easy to overlook smaller muscle groups and only focus on stretching larger muscles, like quads or hamstrings. However, working small muscle groups, like calf stretching, is important to prevent injury.
Properly stretching calf muscles will help reduce the impact of running by softening the shock when your feet hit the ground. So what are the best techniques for calf stretching? The team at Runner’s World has the answers in their How To article on runnersworld.com. Below are the top three calf stretching exercises they recommend.
Visit the Runner’s World website to see the full article and get more information; including how long to perform each calf stretching exercise and helpful tips.