Eccentric Calf Raises for Runners

Achilles issues are very common among distance runners and they can also be very persistent. Fortunately there are things that you can do to help protect against issues and help recover from them.

 

One of the most effective (and easiest) things to add to your routine is eccentric calf raises. These are different than traditional (concentric) calf raises because the focus is on the controlled, slow LOWERING of your body.

 

Check out the video for the correct cues and approach to eccentric calf raises and work to start including it in your routine today. It may save you some big-time trouble down the line!

 

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Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their goals. He has been featured in Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Competitor. For information on his coaching services, click here.

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