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How to Use Foam Roller on Calves

How to Use Foam Roller on Calves

Calf strains are a common problem with runners, especially if you’re doing speedwork or hills. Keeping your calves strong and loose will go a long way in preventing injury. You know the benefits of foam rolling and you’re ready to try it on those gastrocnemius muscles. But what’s the best way to do it? Here are a few suggestions.

  1. Start by rolling both calves together. This will balance out the pressure from the roller so that it feels a little less uncomfortable.
  2. Roll slowly from your ankle...