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Video Tutorial #204 Calf Raises - Team Doctors Blog | Athlete for Life! Google

Video Tutorial #204 Calf Raises


A lot of us do a lot of leg work to develop our lower body muscles, but completely forget about the calves (or neglect them for fear they’ll get bulky). Calf Raises develop flexibility and strength in the ankle joint and calf.

Calf raises are a method of exercising the gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and soleus muscles of the lower leg. The movement performed is plantar flexion, aka ankle extension.

Calf raises will also help with blood circulation which is especially helpful during pregnancy. Restless legs syndrome, poor circulation and cramp in the calf muscles are all quite common in pregnancy, due to high levels of hormones running around your system.  These hormones affect blood flow, and it’s common for the blood to pool in your lower extremities eg your calves and feet.

Calf raises can help ease these symptoms, if you are suffering, as what they’ll do is aid what’s called “venous return”, which simply means returning blood from your legs, back up to your heart.

Dr. James Stoxen DC of Chicago IL and Dr. John Petrozzi Dc of Leichhardt NSW Australia
April 29, 2012 at a park
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Calf Raises

Calf Raises


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About Dr James Stoxen DC (282 Posts)

Dr. James Stoxen, D.C., owns and operates Team Doctors Treatment and Training Center. and Team Doctors Sports Medicine and Anti-aging Products. He has been the meet and team chiropractor at many national and world championships. He has been inducted into the prestigious National Hall of Fame, the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame and appointed to serve on the prestigious, Global Advisory Board of The International Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners. Dr. Stoxen is a sought after speaker, internationally having organized and /or given over 1000 live presentations around the world.(full bio)

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