Calf Pull Stretching Program - Stretching Exercises for Calf Pull
By Elizabeth Quinn, About.com Guide
Updated September 24, 2009
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Using a foam roller to perform self massage and myofascial release
not only stretches muscles and tendons but it also breaks down soft tissue adhesions
and scar tissue. This particular use of the roller targets the muscles and soft tissues of the lower leg
How to use a Foam Roller on the Calves
- Position the roller under the calves.
- Using your hands for support, slowly roll from the knee down to the ankle pausing on any tight or sore spots.
- Experiment with your toe position (in/out or pointed/flexed) to work the entire muscle group.
- Increase or decrease pressure by using one or both legs at a time, or placing one leg on the other for even more pressure.