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First, kudos to you for cutting back your training enough that soreness was all you encountered. I see far too many people who say they cut back, but still overdo it and injure themselves. Here are three points and a personal anecdote to consider: You say yourself that your calves are looking better. What you have been doing, with somewhat constant, ...


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I prefer the standing Gastroc and Soleus Stretches. Both stretches have you standing facing a wall in essentially the same position, with the only difference being the soleus stretch has the back leg bent whereas the gastroc stretch has the back leg straight. For each stretch I recommend doing two or three reps of 30 seconds for each leg (2x30sec for left, ...


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You might not need to warm up your calves more. You might just be dehydrated. Try reducing caffeine consumption, increasing water consumption, monitor your salt intake (if you're eating a ton of processed food, do that less, if you're eating all whole foods, make sure you get enough salt). I've heard potassium could help, but I've also heard it's a myth, ...


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Jump rope! Maybe do one-legged in sets of paradiddles (left - right - left - left - right - left - right - right). I find when you do one legged jump roping it naturally keeps you on your toes (which will work your calfs more) and helps to ensure you aren't favoring one side. If your only goal is to warm up the calf muscle, you shouldn't need to do that ...


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Bogdanovist, Read this article as it will give you the best evidence based research about your question and a treatment plan. If you can have access to a PT near by, I strongly suggest you to go see one. Make sure a PT is experience with sports injuries. Real quick tips to get back on your feet fast: Get a deep tissue massage. Perform eccentric ...


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What is going to improve your vertical by quite a bit is working on your technique in addition to the muscular strength aspects. A standing vertical is going to be much different than trying to leap to catch a disc from nearly a full run. There are a few different components to this type of a vertical jump. Blocking - This is a term most often used in ...


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First and foremost, you need to be sure that this pain isn't caused by some underlying problem that could result in injury. Does it only occur when you do a specific run at a specific pace etc? Does it feel like a 'pull' pain or just an overuse pain/ache? If in doubt, see a physio and get professional advice. If you are sure it's just a general overuse pain ...


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Calf are a small enough muscle group that no matter how many times you work them you are not going to run into over training issue by working them. So work them as much as you want. I think the question that you want to ask is. I’m a novice lifter and I want bigger calves. Should I work my calves 3 times a week? Can’t hurt might not help. It might ...


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Note: The following is general strain/sprain treatment. Your treatment may vary, you need to be aware of your own pain and get medical attention if necessary. RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This is what you want to do for the first 24-48 hours for strains and sprains. Once you are past that, you can start doing light activity as you can stand ...


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I agree with others you should ask a medical professional if it continues to cause pain. My advice is not professional, but do you think this might be a calf cramp? This can be caused by lack of vitamins, including phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium. However, it seems that potassium can be the most important vitamin to prevent cramping. I ...


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There are many schools of thought on this, but one thing is for certain: Isolation exercises are never functional. They are for rehabilitation or aesthetics. If your goal is functional strength, then it is best to train in a way that your body is designed to be used. This includes compound lifts like squats and deadlifts, but it also includes more ...


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If we are right handed we automatically use the right side more without thinking about it.Like reaching for something on the top shelf, we stretch using only the right leg, or play any sport, we lung with the right leg first. Have you had any serious injuries in the past like in your gastrocnemius and the soleus (calf)? This could be causing your cramp. ...



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