As an athlete (Yes!  YOU are an athlete!) it is wise to know how your body works and what does what.  And I totally get in to this stuff :)

Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’

The Daily Bandha: The Gastrocnemius/Soleus Complex in Yoga

Posterior Leg Muscles - Calf Muscles - Gastrocnemius and Soleus Muscles

Anatomy of the Lower Leg - from the calf muscle down to the heel. #leganatomy

The anatomy of the Lower Leg. The Achilles Tendon attaches the heel bone to the gastrocenemius and soleus muscles.

Kettlebell swing. A compound exercise, great for cardio circuits and strengthening the posterior chain. Target muscle: Gluteus Maximus. Synergistic muscles: Hamstrings, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius), Erector Spinae, Middle and Lower Trapezius, Anterior Deltoid, Lateral Deltoid, Clavicular (Upper) Pectoralis Major, and Serratus Anterior.

A compound exercise, the kettlebell swing is great for cardio circuits, developing functional strength, and strengthening your posterior chain muscles.

Dumbbell step up. A compound push exercise, great for developing unilateral leg strength. Muscle worked:  Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Gastrocnemius, and Hamstrings.

Use the dumbbell step-up, a compound lower-body push exercise, to develop unilateral functional leg strength, as well as to improve your barbell squat!

Advanced Soleus Stretch

The advanced soleus stretch targets the Soleus muscle which is located in the back of the lower leg, underneath the larger Gastrocnemius muscle.

Barbell deadlift. A major compound exercise! Target muscles: Gluteus Maximus and Erector Spinae. Synergists: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Latissimus Dorsi, Wrist Flexors (the latter two only if you lift heavy). Numerous other muscles throughout body act as stabilizers.

The barbell deadlift is a major compound exercise. Arguably the king of all exercises, It& great for building body-wide muscle and strength!

Barbell rack pull. A major back and lower-body compound exercise! Main muscles worked: Gluteus Maximus, Erector Spinae, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Latissimus Dorsi, and Wrist Flexors (the latter two only if you lift heavy). Use the rack pull to improve your barbell deadlift.

Use the barbell rack pull, a major compound pull exercise, to build body-wide strength and improve the middle and top portions of your barbell deadlift!

Calf raise on a step - to isolate the soleus muscle, do a calf raise but bend the knee 45 degrees which puts more load onto soleus muscle

Strengthening exercises for rehabilitation of a torn calf muscle - calf strain exercises

Bodyweight sumo squat. A compound exercise. Target muscles: Gluteus Maximus and Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius). Synergistic muscles: Adductor Magnus

A compound exercise. Target muscles: Gluteus Maximus and Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius).

Why rowing mashine is such great exercise?

Rowing is the most painful sport known, it works so many muscles that the lactic acid builds up everywhere. But you know once you start there is nothing that can stop you Lose weight and build muscle, using protein powders!~~~love the row machine

How to Slim Calves FAST - Give Me That Skinnier Calves!

How to Slim Calves FAST - Give Me That Skinnier Calves!

How to Slim Calves FAST - with such lousy ankle strength, it's no wonder My calves get all thick & solid. I don't do ANY of these & totally should.

Cable pull through. A compound exercise. Target muscle: Gluteus Maximus. Synergistic muscles: Erector Spinae, Hamstrings, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, and Anterior Deltoid.

Cable pull through. A compound exercise. Synergistic muscles: Erector Spinae, Hamstrings, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, and Anterior Deltoid.

Exercises for a Torn Calf Muscle |

Exercises for a Torn Calf Muscle

A calf muscle tear, or strain, can occur when muscle tension is excessive due to too much repetition or high force. A partial tear or complete tear can.

Injury to the calf muscle caused by strain leads to swelling. Bruising might be present. Strain occurs when the muscle fibers tear. If the calf muscle is partially or completely torn, bruising swelling and pain are present. Rupture can sometimes be obvious if the muscle "balls up" at the top of the calf. #Ares #Kinesiology #Tape #Taping

Injury to the calf muscle caused by strain leads to swelling. Bruising might be…

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