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It's pretty standard to get tight calves running. Whether it's how you run or what shoes you're wearing, calf tightness during running and calf tightness after running can be fixed. Here are a few tips and tricks to reduce the tightness in your calves. What are the calf muscles? The calf muscle group consists of the gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles. The gastrocnemius is the larger muscle which originates just above the back of the knee and attaches via the Achilles tendon to the back of the heel. Meanwhile, the soleus muscle is far deeper and originates from below the knee attaching...

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While strength training is often disregarded in many training blocks, its the backbone of a consistent, enduring and successful running program. Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only help you prevent injury, but it will also help you to perform faster. Here are our top 5 strengthening exercises all runners should do.   Squats An essential for all runners, squats are a great way to work your glutes, quads and hamstrings.  Click here for a video on how to squat by Bowflex.   Jump squats Or squat jumps, whatever works for you on that front. Jump squats help you develop...

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