Calves Articles

Build lower body power by developing your calves, leg muscles that can help you run faster, jump higher and overall be more explosive. Learn workouts and key exercises from pro and college athletes, as well as the principles behind training calves that can help you develop game-breaking speed.

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This Simple Exercise is the Key to Increasing Your Vertical Jump

Triple Extension: How to Jump and Clean Without Back Pain When it comes to prepping athletes for the rigours of lower body plyometric training, the...

6 Basic Exercise Science Principles Your Bro's Don't Understand

By now we've all heard of the words "gnar" and "gains" and we incorporate the word "swole" into everything from "Swoldier Nation" and "Swolemate" to...

Why Calf Raises Are a Waste of Time

Working your calf muscles is typically considered part of a complete lower-body workout. You need to work your calves, because you can't ignore su...

Calf Exercises That Work

Building strong calves are essential to performing in virtually all athletic endeavors.  Unfortunately, for whatever reason, many gym-goers tend to...

What is Plantar Fasciitis and How to Fix It

Plantar fasciitis is a common injury experienced by runners that results in heel pain, which can range from mild to debilitating depending on the seve...

How to Stretch Your Calves Before a Workout

Calf stretches are one of the most important stretches you can perform before walking, running or sprinting. Your foot is the first body part to a...

Exercise of the Week: Eccentric Calf Raise

The STACK Exercise of the Week will help you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. Th...

How to Train Your Calf Muscles

In order to build any muscle in the body, for example the calf muscle, a few things must be accounted for. You need to understand the anatomy of t...

Protect Your Legs From High Heel Damage

Women have long sacrificed comfort for style by wearing high heels. Although you're probably willing to tolerate some pain or discomfort for the s...

Soft Tissue Care for Athletes, Part 1: Get More Out of Your Feet

"Soft tissue" is a general term for the muscle, fascia, tendons and ligaments responsible for every movement you make. Without soft tissue, you woul...

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