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Have you got tight calves?

Tracy Dixon Yoga and Pilates and Body Pump Classes Kendal Gym

Have you got tight calves?

So many people in classes have been asking me for advice.. I hope this is helpful.

How to stretch your calve muscles and reinforce end range of movement strength, improving flexibility that connects mind and body.

. Following up a “passive” stretch with an active flexibility drill reinforces new range of motion with end range strength, so that our nervous system will feels safe, and let us keep our newly acquired flexibility! ⠀ .⠀

How to apply this to stretching your calves?

Warm up first by marching or light jogging on the spot for 3-5 minutes.

Start with the basic stretch off a step press your heels down.

Then, when you’ve held that for about 1O seconds follow it up with the active toe raise hold at your end range for 15-30 seconds.

You can make to toe lift harder by moving your feet further away from the wall.

This gives you a larger range of motion to work through than starting with your feet closer through the wall.

You can repeat this sequence 3 times to get the full benefit.

To see and feel a difference to your flexibility and strength have a go 3 times a week.

If you would like to benefit from greater strength, flexibility, core strength… you can see my:-

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They are all pay as you go

Tracy x

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