Calf Pulls Are A Common Complaint

When you run, your calf muscles (consisting of the gastrocnemius and soleus) lift your heels around 1,500 times per mile. This strengthens your lower legs but also make them feel tight and overtaxed. Indeed, a survey of 14,000 injured runners told that calf pulls were their second most frequent complaint. So don’t forget on stretching and foam rolling as this will help you stay healthy.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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