Posts Tagged "soleus stretch"

Quick Tip: Are your calves tight?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are your calves tight?

If you have a hard time stretching your calf and getting it to feel looser, then this week’s quick tip is what you have been waiting for. Check out below as Scott demonstrates a simple and valuable soleus stretch. The soleus muscle is located deep in the calf and therefore not easily accessible, making it harder to stretch and properly maintain. This is a great stretch for runners, cyclists, hikers, urban explorers, and anyone who is constantly on his or her feet for long periods of time. Try it out and let us know how it...

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Quick Tip: Do you have trouble stretching the lower calf?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you have trouble stretching the lower calf?

Stretching the calf is incredibly important for runners, dancers, people dealing with plantar fasciitis, and well, everyone. Of the two largest muscles of the calf, gastrocnemius is the easiest to stretch. But the soleus muscle, farther down the calf, is a crucial player too. Some people are able to access a good stretch in the soleus pretty easily, but some of our clients don’t feel much in the traditional soleus stretch. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas co-owner Jenny Lightstone shares a new favorite that allows her to get deeper into the soleus and access it in a way...

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