I probably have more CALF release videos on this channel than any other body part! No doubt that’s because I need them. Like…a LOT. Any of you with tight/big calves will sympathize!
This is my new favorite way to release my calves – using a SOFTBALL.
Why a softball?
Since I have big calves, and the most restriction is in the OUTER part of my giant calves, it’s challenging to get enough leverage on a foam roller. The foam roller works for sure, but I am all about being as effective as I can, and if I can get 10% more by using a softball…I will.
The softball creates the perfect maneuverable tool, because you can bend and straighten your leg as needed (which is a lot harder to do on a foam roller). So this works really well for that outer gastrocnemius fascia.
Why release your outer and middle calf fascia?
This technique can help or eliminate the following:
Lateral outer knee pain
Achilles pain or tendonitis
Heel pain / plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis / arch pain
Inner calf cramps
For the BEST RESULTS:
Hunt for the best spots and when you find one, stay on it
Spend 30 seconds to a minute on each spot, going over it SLOWLY to shear those fascial fibers
For knee pain go after the outer upper portion of your calf
For Achilles pain go after the entire calf
For plantar fasciitis explore the whole calf
What works for me might not work for you – experiment and find what works for YOU.
For even better results, combine this with other techniques here on Mobility Mastery:
Share your results below and inspire someone else to get to work and feel better fast!