Calf Stretch to Prevent Leg Cramps
What can you do about leg cramps while running? Watch this video for an exercise that will stretch your calf muscles and reduce tension.
Exercise step by step
Objective: Stretching the calve muscles to prevent painful tension and cramps.
Starting Position: Stand facing a wall in stepping position keeping the heel of your rear leg on the floor.
Movement: Move your pelvis and upper body slowly forwards until you feel the stretching in your calf. Hold this position for 20–30 seconds.
Repeat 3 times on each side.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Important: consult a health professional in case of an injury or if you suspect overuse of joints or a medical condition such as a fracture. A physician should be consulted in those acute cases when the condition is accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, ongoing joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).
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