The best calf stretches for running are ones done gently, using something like a step to press the heel down to elongate the calf muscle. We’ll explore stretches like downward dog, and calf raises to help increase flexibility and provide a gentle warm-up for your calf muscles too.
Calf sleeves can be good for running and many find they provide comfort and improve performance at the same time. We’ll dive deeper into this throughout this article.
You can do bodyweight exercises at home and achieve significant improvements. You do not have to go to the gym for this, and a wall and some stairs will offer you the training environment you need to take care of your calf strength.
Yes, calf pain due to running could result from many things – from muscle imbalance, an unknown oncoming injury or bad running shoes. Here we discuss signs that you can look out for.
Getting the right running shoes, stretching and warming up before each run can help avoid calf pain when running. This article discusses each of these tips in more detail.
Calf muscles get tight when running for a number of reasons, but mainly due to your muscles becoming overworked – which we will look at now.
Being able to run with calf strain depends on the severity of the injury, which is something we look closely at in this article.
Here are the Best Running Shoes for Calf Pain, and the most important features you need to help reduce discomfort whilst running.