Preventing Calf Injuries

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Top Tip Tuesday….

And we are throwing back to our article last week where we learnt that the calf is the most common injury for runners sitting at 25% of all associated injuries!

Here’s a quick revision on how you can help prevent a calf injury in your running training:

  • STRETCH, stretch, stretch and don’t forget at Cool down too. Hold for 20-30 secs X 3reps
  • STRENGTHEN with ‘heel raises- 15 X 3 reps ‘ and ‘farmers walks- 1 Min X 3’.
  • FOAM ROLL begin with a Smooth surfaced roller and over time progress to a Firmer ridged firmer. 2 minutes each muscle group 3-5 X week.
  • SPORTS MASSAGE- nothing beats a professional getting stuck into those tender and tight spots to loosen you up, break up scar tissue and keep you in fine form!
  • STRENGTH & CONDITIONING- Find a class near you … there are plenty of fab ones out there.