How to Do Gastroc Soleus Stretch With Foam Roller, Smr
The gastroc soleus stretch with foam roller smr should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the gastroc soleus stretch with foam roller smr.
Beginning Gastroc Soleus Stretch
Sit down on the floor with legs extended forward with the foam roller under the curve of your calves.
Gastroc Soleus Stretch Movement
1. Slowly roll your lower leg back and forth over the roller until you find a sensitive area. If you cannot find a tender spot, place one leg over the other to add more pressure and roll one leg at a time.
2. If a tender spot is located, stop rolling, and hold still on this area until the pain diminishes around 75% of the way. Then continue searching for any other tender areas and repeat.
Gastroc Soleus Stretch Benefits
Stretching these muscles will help prevent injury to the ankle and the numerous small muscles that assist maintain the ankle, as well as the chance of tearing your Achilles tendon.