Strained Calf Muscle

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 : 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 : Diagnose and treat a muscle strain

Strained muscles result from tearing or overstretching of muscle fibers. Most often a hamstring strain occurs at the attachment of the hamstring to the ischial tuberosity. Learn about hamstring muscle strain in this medical how-to video. Take Action Rest the injury Use ice fo ...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 : Do soft sand trail running

Watch this instructional fitness video to learn how to do soft sand trail running. Soft sand trail running is for running on beaches, sand dunes and dirt trails. Soft sand running barefoot is good for the arch of your foot. This type of jogging is a healthy calf muscle exercis ...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 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 : 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 : Get Madonna arms with arm and leg workout

You don’t need to be in the gym to get super toned arms and legs. Stay outdoors and with only an exercise band you can get a difficult and muscle specific exercises that will turn any arm flab into defined muscle. Want Michelle Obamas arms? How to get toned arms and legs exer ...more

How To : Exercise with the standing cable calf raise

Learn how to exercise by doing the standing cable calf raise on platform. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: calves Base Movement: calf raise Equipment: box, cable Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Specific: basketball, football, soccer, volleyba ...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 : 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 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 : Use exercise machines for strength training

In this series of videos, you can get first hand instruction on strength training machines. For example, you can see clips of our expert using different press machines like the chest press and leg press machines. Learn how to work out your glutious maximus using a glute isolat ...more

How To : Deal with a Stiff, Achy Back?

We've all been there; waking up in the morning with a stiff, achy back. Maybe you overdid the yard work this weekend. Perhaps you were a bit too enthusiastic on the Nautilus circuit. Could be the long hours spent hunched over your computer are catching up with you. Perhaps you ...more

How To : Soothe calf strains with massage

Calf strains are a common athletic injury. A few massage techniques can help soothe most calf strain injuries. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this video. Take Action Make person comfortable Apply pressure with both thumbs Lean on your knee Abou ...more

How To : Massage calf muscles with oil

All day we use our calf muscles when we walk, run, and climb stairs. As a result calf muscles are popular massage targets. Learn the art of giving massage in this diet and health how-to video. Take Action Glide strokes towards the thigh Use palms Rotate, kneading towards the ...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 : Reduce and relieve ankle pain five different ways

Straight from behind the locker room doors, this video presents five easy methods for reducing tightness and strain of the foot, ankle and calf muscles. This can also provide relief to the hamstring and low back muscles. Don't overdo it, start gradual with five repetitions and ...more

How To : Treat common sprains and strains

Athletes often suffer mild wrist sprains, ankle twists or muscle strains whlie playing sports. Many minor injuries can be treated at home. Learn how to recognize the symptoms, such as sore muscles or bruising, and use these tips to easily and quickly treat them.

How To : Do floor crunches properly

Learn how to do floor crunches. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Unless you let your gym membership expire 15 years ago, chances are you know what a crunch is. But knowing what a crunch is and doing a crunch properly are two different things. A well- ...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 strains and sprains (British Red Cross)

Although strains and sprains are not a serious injury, they are still very painful for the sufferer, and the only way to make sure they heal properly is to make sure they get immediate attention. It’s difficult to differentiate between a sprain and a strain. A sprain occurs a ...more

How To : Do a vinyasa flow warm up

Before you undertake any yoga workouts make sure you warm your muscles up correctly to avoid any muscle strain or injury. Do a vinyasa flow warm up. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Jump burpees to tone your quads and legs

Take it from people who have done jump burpees before: These exercises, though they look easy, are some of the hardest you will ever do in a cardio routine since they are extremely aerobic. "Jump Burpees" is an advanced version of the classic burpee. In this version of the ex ...more

How To : Strengthen you back with lower back extensions

Learn how to do lower back extensions. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This exercise isolates and strengthens the often-neglected lower back muscles. Muscles Worked Lower back Starting Position Lie face downward on the back extension machine. Your ...more

How To : Walk gracefully and without slipping in high heels

Beauty is pain, and there's no better proof of this aphorism than high heels. Whether they're a measly two inches or a whopping six inches, high heels are undeniably the most fabulous and effective way to visually lengthen your legs and make your calf muscles look slim. They c ...more

How To : Perform a full chest exam on a patient

When you're examining a patient's chest, you start out by simply looking at them— by inspection. It will be hard to count the respirations visually on a healthy person's chest because it moves so little, but in a patient with respiratory distress, the chest might be overactive ...more

How To : Lessen the strain from clapping push ups

If you're finding that performing your usual push up routine is not giving you results anymore (your muscles adjust to any new exercise you perform within a week, making the results less noticeable), try the clapping push up. Combining strength building with plyometrics, this ...more

How To : Sing Without Straining

How To Sing Without Lifting Your Larynx I get asked a lot by singers about how to sing without your larynx shooting up really high behind your chin. This can be challenging to any singer – beginner or advanced. We naturally raise our larynx when we speak and swallow so it can ...more

How To : Do flat bench straddle hops

Learn how to do flat bench straddle hops and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits To do straddle hops, you'll stand with one leg on either side of a Reebok step or flat bench, and jump from the ground onto the step with b ...more

How To : Do side-to-side steps over flat bench

Learn how to do side-to-side steps over flat bench and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits To work your legs top to bottom and side to side, try these bench steps over a flat bench. Your quadriceps, glutes, and hamstring ...more

How To : Warm up for safe rock climbing

An effective warm up is essential for climbing: you will climb better and are less likely to sustain an injury. With no warm up, performance is compromised, fatigue comes quickly, and injuries are more likely. All together: Not Good! A warm up doesn't take a long time and shou ...more

How To : Exercise with the hamstring drop

Learn how to exercise by doing the hamstring drop. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: hamstrings Secondary Muscle Group: calves, lower back Base Movement: leg curl Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Position: kneeling Movement Variation: bilateral Plane ...more

How To : Exercise with the lying leg curl with ankle weight

Learn how to exercise by doing the lying leg curl with ankle weight. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: hamstrings Secondary Muscle Group: calves Base Movement: leg curl Equipment: ankle weights Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 3 Position: face down Mov ...more

How To : Do the standing cable hip extension & leg curl

Learn how to exercise by doing the standing cable hip extension and leg curl with support. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: hamstrings Secondary Muscle Group: calves, glutes, lower back Base Movement: hip extension Equipment: cable Training Type: weight training Level o ...more

How To : Exercise with the backward skip

Learn how to exercise by doing the backward skip. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: hip flexors Secondary Muscle Group: calves, glutes, hamstrings, quads Base Movement: hop, leap Training Type: plyometrics and power Level of Difficulty: 6 Sport Specific: basketball, boxi ...more

How To : Exercise with the dumbbell push press

Learn how to exercise by doing the dumbbell push press. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: shoulders Secondary Muscle Group: calves, glutes, hamstrings, levator scapulae, quads, traps - upper, triceps Base Movement: push press Equipment: dumbbell Training Type: olympic li ...more

How To : Exercise with the alternating split squat jump

Learn how to exercise by doing the alternating split squat jump. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: abs and obliques, calves, hamstrings, hip flexors, quads Base Movement: jump, split squat Training Type: plyometrics and power Level of Diffi ...more

How To : Exercise with the barbell snatch balance

Learn how to exercise by doing the barbell snatch balance. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, levator scapulae, lower back, quads, serratus anterior, shoulders, traps - lower, traps - upper, triceps Base Movement: snatch ...more

How To : Exercise with the cable squat

Learn how to exercise by doing the cable squat. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, quads Base Movement: squat Equipment: cable Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Specific: basketball, cycling, foo ...more

How To : Exercise with the cable lunge

Learn how to exercise by doing the cable lunge. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, quads Base Movement: lunge Equipment: cable Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Specific: baseball, basketball, bo ...more

How To : Exercise with the cable squat jump

Learn how to exercise by doing the cable squat jump. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, quads Base Movement: jump, squat Equipment: cable Training Type: plyometrics and power Level of Difficulty: 6 Sport Specific: basketb ...more

How To : Exercise with the dumbbell crossover lunge

Learn how to exercise by doing the dumbbell crossover lunge. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, inner thighs, quads Base Movement: lunge Equipment: dumbbell Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Spec ...more

How To : Exercise with the cable split squat

Learn how to exercise by doing the cable split squat. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, quads Base Movement: split squat Equipment: cable Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Specific: basketball, ...more

How To : Exercise with the multi-directional dumbbell lunge

Learn how to exercise by doing the multi-directional dumbbell lunge. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, outer thighs, quads Base Movement: lunge Equipment: dumbbell Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 5 Sp ...more

How To : Exercise with the tuck jump

Learn how to exercise by doing the tuck jump. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: abs and obliques, calves, hamstrings, hip flexors, quads Base Movement: jump, squat Training Type: plyometrics and power Level of Difficulty: 7 Sport Specific: ...more

How To : Exercise with the walking side lunge

Learn how to exercise by doing the walking side lunge. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, inner thighs, quads Base Movement: lunge Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Specific: baseball, basketball ...more

How To : Exercise with 1 arm diagonal dumbbell row & press

Learn how to exercise by doing the 1 arm diagonal dumbbell row and shoulder press with overhand grip. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: shoulders Secondary Muscle Group: biceps, calves, glutes, hamstrings, lats, levator scapulae, lower back, quads, rhomboids, serratus an ...more

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