We’re all told to stretch regularly, but how many of us know exactly how to stretch and for how long? Many of us rely on what our PE teacher or high school coach taught us, and sadly all I remember from those days was going through the motions for 10 seconds!
It’s important to know what our goal is each time we stretch!
Before a run, we need to loosen up, fire up the muscle and get blood flowing. All these require movement, which is why dynamic stretching is usually most helpful BEFORE you run. Afterwards is when to do a static stretch, in which you hold still in a position and hold it until you feel a relaxation take place in the targeted muscle!
Our calf muscles can be our best friend, or biggest nemesis, when it comes to running pain-free. A disproportionate amount of work falls on our calf muscles, especially if other muscles are not measuring up! Because of this, nearly every runner needs to be proactive in keeping their calves happy and healthy!
Today’s video focuses solely on the calf muscles, and demonstrates how to stretch them properly to awaken every muscle fiber. Please share this with a friend and leave feedback!