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Discussion: Calf

in: Lard; Lard > 2017-02-06

Feb 11, 2017 6:57 PM # 
Didsco:
....if you're interested I've finally found the solution to calf problems - sit in a full deep squat. Started in the summer and haven't had a problem since after 20 years of problems. Might take you some time to feel comfortable in the position, start maybe 30secs at a time, then build up doing lots of sitting in deep squat throughout the day inc. before running for 3-5mins at a time, and after, without shoes on. Make sure your knee is further forward than the front of your foot. I can now sit as long as I want in that position, in the summer I could only manage 30 secs.My former student who is one of Sweden's leading running coaches/sports scientists backs up my theory and encourages everyone to sit squat for long periods.
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Feb 12, 2017 9:14 PM # 
Lard:
Right. You're on. I'll give it a go. Nowt to lose. Ta!
Feb 12, 2017 9:17 PM # 
Lard:
Note to self. Don't try straight after dinner;-)
Feb 14, 2017 2:00 PM # 
Didsco:
haha

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