Calf Stretch

How To : Exercise with the assisted calf stretch on bench

Learn how to exercise by doing the assisted calf stretch on bench. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: calves Equipment: bench Training Type: stretching assisted Level of Difficulty: 1 Position: face up Plane of Motion: sagittal Joint Action: dorsi flexion, knee extension ...more

How To : Do a calf stretch

Stretching calf muscles is important for lengthening a key leg muscle and increasing flexibility. Learn how to do calf stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: use platform or stairwell, stretch calves before flexing muscles, go one leg at a tim ...more

How To : Stretch calf muscles

Watch this instructional stretching video to stretch the calf muscles. Stretching your calves is a simple and efficient exercise, but you should make sure you are doing it right. Stretch your calves to the point of mild discomfort but not pain. Hold each stretch for about twen ...more

How To : Practice baby cobra pose for yoga beginners

This fitness how to video demonstrates beginners level cobra poses. Standing poses along with cobra poses are great for opening the muscles in the lower body. Boost your energy level in the morning with a sun salutation that incorporates the cobra pose. COBRA POSE Lie flat on ...more

How To : Strengthen your calves with incline calf presses

Learn how to do incline calf presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits As their name suggests, incline calf presses strengthen your calf muscles, which power your spring for jumping and running movements. This exercise can be done while resting betwe ...more

How To : Treat heel spurs in sports medicine

Heel spurs are a very painful condition of the foot and occurs over time. Heel spurs often feel like you are walking on a pebble. Deal with the nagging heel spur injury with stretching, foot care and other methods. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this video on health and ...more

How To : Treat shin splints

Runners tend to suffer from painful shin splints. Treatment techniques for dealing with shin splints can provide tremendous relief to runners and others who suffer. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this how-to video on health and rehab. Take Action Stretch calf muscle Ge ...more

How To : Tell if you have a calf strain

A calf strain is a tearing or stretching of the calf muscle. It is generally due to trauma or overuse. Symptoms are localized pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the area. Learn more about calf strains including treatments and symptoms in this medical video. Tak ...more

How To : Do a dumbbell toe raise

The dumbbell toe raise (aka dumbbell calf raise) mainly works the upper portion of the calves or the gastrocnemius. Three items are needed for this exercise: 1) a supportive apparatus for balance 2) an elevated surface (e.g. aerobic step, 2 x 4, etc.) to allow for full range o ...more

How To : Do a 45 degree calf press

If you are looking for an easy way to work the calf muscles, consider this exercise. The calf is scientifically known as the gastrocnemius (upper portion). The soleus or bottom half of the calf works as a synergist during this exercise. First, sit in the leg press seat and po ...more

How To : Use stretching techniques to help you gain muscle

This is a demo showing how to do Stretching & Flexibility Techniques for Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, & Athleticism. It includes pull ups with proper stretching on the shoulder, triceps, biceps and abdominal muscles. Try to keep your vertebra straight and erect while doing any type ...more

How To : Treat tibial stress fractures in sports medicine

Tibial stress fractures are a very painful condition that have to be treated the right way. Tibial stress fracture treatments and healing methods include rest, stretching and wearing certain equipment. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this how to video on health and rehab ...more

How To : Make fresh mozzarella cheese with Chef Pat

Making cheese may sound like an easy task that you can do in your home. Well it isn't. Not for all cheeses at least and especially not for mozzarella cheese. This requires time, patience, and all the right ingredients. So if you're looking to tackle on this challenge, this tut ...more

How To : Treat calf muscle strains

There are two calf muscles in each leg, both of which can be injured. Healing and treating a calf strain can take time and patience. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this how-to video on health and rehab. Take Action Stretch with knee bent & straight Medial calf injured ...more

How To : Strengthen calf muscles

The calf muscles at the back of the lower leg are important to target when strength and weight training for speed and agility. Learn how to do calf muscle exercises in this strength training video. Take action: use platform or stairwell, stretch calves before flexing muscles, ...more

How To : Transition from bike to run faster

Now that you've mastered the T1, learn how to shave seconds off your T2 time. Check out this triathlon tutorial video that demonstrates how to expedite your transitions from bike to run. Just follow the following tips: stand at end of race to stretch hip flexors and flex calve ...more

How To : Exercise to get in shape for mountaineering

Ali Alami with Fit Climb demonstrates how to get in shape for mountaineering. You can do these exercises in a park or at home. Your core and lower body are important in mountaineering. First, find a wet, wood bench that is four to six inches off of the ground. Do step ups to w ...more

How To : Give a lower body sports massage

This video series is going to be discussing and showing techniques on how to do sports massage on the lower body. See how to massage calves, knees, stretch and more. Part 1 of 14 - How to Give a lower body sports massage. Give a lower body sports massage - Part 2 of 14. Click ...more

How To : Do exercises for the Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon is subject to inflammation, tendonitis, tendinosis, tendon rupture and tendinopathy. Learn about the anatomy of the ankle and the Achilles tendon in these expert videos. You will get tips from our physical therapy expert for non-surgical treatment of the lo ...more

How To : Do foot and ankle exercises for pain

In this series of physical therapy video clips, you will learn more about different methods of caring for your ankle and foot. Learn more about the common foot and ankle problems from our physical therapy specialist. You will get insider tips on different exercises that promot ...more

How To : Fashion a 'Star Wars' Rey Costume for Halloween

"I'm Rey." That's what a lot of people will be saying again this Halloween, as Rey costumes are sure to be another favorite of trick-or-treaters and cosplayers. Yes, on Oct. 31 we all have a chance to be the scavenger of Jakku who just so happens to be the "new hope" for a Jed ...more

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