You may have noticed some new and very simple exercises popping up on your assigned strength routines. What muscle are we targeting? We spend a lot of time worrying about engaging glutes, working on developing better core and overall strength but forget how much work these muscles do for us when we walk, climb stairs, bike, and run.
Did you figure it out yet?
Your calf muscles. These muscles in your lower legs do a lot of work all day every day and with running they lift the heel about 1500 times per mile. Adding in calf strength training exercises and stretching can keep you ticking along doing all the activities you love day in and day out.