How to effectively foam roll the calf muscles

As runners we have muscles that are particularly prone to tightness. The calves perform a lot of work given their relative size. Therefore we should give them a little more attention when doing our foam rolling routine. I recently made the below video which demonstrates how to foam roll the muscle group efficiently and effectively.

Key points

  • Remain relaxed and avoid tensing up the muscles
  • Move your hands and planted foot to maneuver along the roller
  • Take your time, move gradually and avoid rolling at speed
  • Roll the entire calf by rotating the leg

Are there any particular areas you struggle with when foam rolling? Please let me know by getting in touch and I'll be happy to get back to you with some advice.

 

Written by Marc Brown