Got #calfpain, #anklesprains, #stiffankles, #tightcalves, #achillestendinitis, or #achillespain? Try this exercise out: single leg slow #eccentric (aka negative) calf raises. It’s best to do these on a step or a ledge so your #calves can go into full stretch.
Use both feet to raise onto your toes.
Use a hand to balance yourself, then lower on one leg slowly, for about a 5 second count, until your calf is fully stretched.
Repeat for 8-10 reps on each leg, or until muscle fatigue keeps you from continuing.
You WILL experience muscle soreness with these, which is good. #eccentriccontraction breaks up muscle tissue so that it can heal effectively and in the right direction.
Any questions? Feel free to ask!