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Foam Roll: Calves

Body Part: Groin, Calves

Equipment: Foam Roller

Difficulty: Beginner


Step 1: From a seated position, place the foam roller underneath the calf and stack the other leg on top. Using your arms for support, increase the amount of pressure on the muscle until you feel a manageable level of tenderness. Keep the foot/toes in a relaxed point position.

Step 2: Then, roll the length of the muscle area at about 1 inch per second looking for the most tender area. Once you've found the most tender area, hold the position and pressure there for the recommended time. Maintain posture throughout.

Step 3: Repeat on the other side. Avoid continuous movement, letting the head fall forward, collapsing the shoulders or spine, or holding your breath.