Tag Archives: Quads

Calf Strengthening Exercise

The calf muscle is part of the group of muscles that are used during running. Other muscles used during running are the quads, hamstring and the shin.

A strong calf muscles will help a runner run faster and minimize the risk of injury.

The following video shows calf strengthening exercise that a runner can do to develop strong calf muscles.

Quad Muscle Strengthening Exercises

The quads muscle is one of the key muscles used in running together with the calf. Doing targeted strength training exercise on the quad can help a runner to run faster and minimise injury.

Strength training exercise on the quad can help to make the quad stronger, increase endurance and minimise the incidence of injury.

The following livestrong video shows how to strengthen the quads.

Muscle Groups Used While Running

They say running is a complete exercise because it is the only form of exercise where you use nearly every muscle in your body. Although that is truth there are major muscles used while running.

The major muscles used while running are calves, hamstrings, quads and many other muscle in your leg and lower body.

Calves – they help in pushing you off the ground.

Quads – they help stabilize the leg upon contact with the ground

Hamstrings – they help to propel you forwards.

For a good and through explanation of how this muscles work visit wikipedia running page.

Self Massage Technique : Self Massage Video : Self Massage Demonstration

Prevention is better than cure! My parents and teachers always said that.

One injury prevention method for runners is Massage. Remembering to massage your feet, massaging lower & upper leg, massaging the calf and massaging the quads can help prevent running Injuries.

If you cant afford a Professional massage or have no time for a date with massage pro, you can also do your own self massage.

The following video demonstrates how to do a self massage. You will learn how to massage away muscle pain and soreness from your legs and feet. You will learn Self massage techniques that will prevent injuries and have your feet screaming with pleasure or at least feeling better fast.

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