So I went out in search of answers to my quandary: How do I fix, or cure, tight calves in runners?
And so I found the answers, and I applied them, and today I'd love to tell you how effective they were!
Tip: To increase the effectiveness of stretching, warm up the muscle first with an easy walk/jog or use a heating pad.
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I wasn't a believer till a few months ago when I put on my first pair of CEP Compression socks. Since then I won't do a track workout without my trust socks, and the days that follow my track workout are finally bearable thanks to the wonderful technology that is Compression Sports Wear.
To my knowledge, compression socks and sleeves are truly the only options when it comes to providing your calves with continues compression. If you'd like to learn more about CEP Compression socks, read my review on this great product. And if you're interested in purchasing the socks, I found an online retailer that has them for under $50 1 pair!
TIP: Wear your socks during your harder/longer efforts and the day after while you sit at your desk, or spend hours traveling.
Ice & Heat
If you're looking to maximize the effectiveness of the time you spend stretching, consider warming up your muscles with a heating pad, hot water bottle or piping hot bath first.
TIP: Ice your muscles after a hard effort to help reduce swelling and tissue breakdown. Heat your muscles to help maximize the effectiveness of your stretching and massaging.
TIP: Stay tuned for some calf exercises to help strengthen them