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How to Relieve Tight Calves From Running

Updated: Aug 29



It seems like everyone…especially runners, are always troubled by tight calves.


If you stretch and stretch your calves but they still feel like steel cables, you'll love today's coaching, because I’m going to show you a different…and more effective way to attack that calf tightness.


This is going to be your new secret weapon for dealing with, and preventing, tight calves so don’t miss it.


WHAT CAUSES TIGHT CALVES (AND HOW TO GET THEM TO RELAX)

Unfortunately, constantly doing typical calf stretches is not going to get you where you want to be.


In order to get your calves to relax a little bit, we have to start getting the front of the shins to activate.


If the front of your shins are considerably weak, your body will in return, make your calves super tight to prevent you from getting hurt. We don’t typically ever use or train the front of our shins but when you strengthen the tissue that helps you flex (bringing your toe up toward your face), the tightness around your calves will go away.


No equipment is needed to hit “play” and let’s get started!


BULLETPROOF YOUR BODY

For even more of my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body, check out my 3 must-have mobility moves for free. You’re going to love the one I show you to target your hips.


ABOUT COACH MATT PIPPIN

Matt is a Strength and Mobility Coach with over 15 years experience in his field and has coached over a thousand professional, collegiate and everyday athletes with the goal to help them move, feel and perform at their highest level. He's incredibly passionate about bringing simple and effective online mobility training programs to everyone who wants to take control of their self care and make lasting change. CLICK HERE to learn more.


Certifications:

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Level 3: Fascial Stretch Specialist

  • Level 1: Institute of Motion Health Coach

  • Certified FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

  • Level 1 Kinstretch Instructor

  • Weck Method Qualified

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