Ever since I injured my calf this past summer, I’ve been very careful about not injuring it again. I wear a compression sleeve during races and long training runs, and I make sure that I stretch them and warm them up before running. It occurred to me that I probably do some exercises to increase and develop strength in my calves too. I found this very simple exercise on Kinetic Revolution, one of my go to sites for running advice, and thought I’d share their Ankling Drills Exercise.
James Dune from Kinetic Revolution states, “In addition to being a great calf strengthening drill. The lifting component of the exercise, pulling the foot actively up into dorsiflexion (pulling toes up towards shin) develops strength in Tibialis Anterior – another big player in lower leg muscular imbalances.”
Sounds good to me! I’m going to give it a try.
Ok this is actually PERFECT timing for this little exercise! haha
I agree – I’m putting together a collection of “rehab” exercises as I try to get my groove back for the Houston Marathon in January. Thanks for the tip!
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