Why not just stretch the calves? Without getting into a lengthy description of how our body and brain work – I’ll say this. Often, tight muscles are not ‘short’ and don’t need to be ‘stretched apart’ – we need to change the signal that’s being sent to those muscles so they can remember how to relax and function better. That signal changes through improving proprioception, or better sensing of the environment and body in the environment.
Do tell us how this technique feels for you, and if it’s a trouble area for you – use this practice daily as a warm up or cool-down (or both!) for your running. Enjoy!
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