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Sep 14, 2011 5:49 AM

Critical Calf Running Stretches Help You Avoid Injuries

Have you ever experienced pain from  running? Then you need to wake up to some facts. Your pain is a perilous  condition if neglected. You need to give some attention to some major  muscle groups in the calves if you experience pain from running.

 

The  two main muscle groups that need to be addressed are: Gastrocenemius  and the soleus. Most of your fellow running partners know the calf  stretch exercise in which you essentially stand and push against a wall.  While doing your stretch, keeping the knees straight or bending them  makes a whole world of difference. If you keep the knees in a straight  manner while you are doing those calf stretches then you are allowing  the gastrocenemius muscles to stretch. If you do the same running  stretches with your knees bent then the soleus muscles stretch. Most of  your fellow runners are not completely aware of this difference and this  plays an vital role.

 

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