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How To: Strengthen calves with calf raises

Strengthen the calves with calf raises. Learn about dumbbell exercises for stronger, more flexible calf muscles in this fitness video. Take action: use one foot or add dumbbell to increase difficulty, keep body straight and tall, and drop heel as low as possible. Michelle is a personal trainer at a gym in NC and has been a personal trainer for several years. She is certified through ACE and is a certified aerobics instructor as well. Her Specialty is weight lifting and she enjoys training asp...

How To: Stretch calf muscles

Watch this instructional stretching video to stretch the calf muscles. Stretching your calves is a simple and efficient exercise, but you should make sure you are doing it right. Stretch your calves to the point of mild discomfort but not pain. Hold each stretch for about twenty to thirty seconds.

How To: Do a calf stretch

Stretching calf muscles is important for lengthening a key leg muscle and increasing flexibility. Learn how to do calf stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: use platform or stairwell, stretch calves before flexing muscles, go one leg at a time, toe against wall, heel planted & lean forward, and hold 15 to 30 seconds. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, whe...

How To: Strengthen calf muscles

The calf muscles at the back of the lower leg are important to target when strength and weight training for speed and agility. Learn how to do calf muscle exercises in this strength training video. Take action: use platform or stairwell, stretch calves before flexing muscles, follow full range of motion to increase intensity, try using one leg for more resistance, and keep feet together or wide apart. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitne...

How To: Measure your foot & calves for proper shoe fit

This is a video guide for measuring your foot and calf size correctly. This is important in order to properly fit shoes. It's a video intended for athletes and individuals sensitive to their foot and leg health. This is brought to you by a retailer that fits wide or narrow feet with proper shoes. You'll need a wall and a measurement guide. Measure for both feet and sometimes you have two different sized feet.

How To: Use your legs while riding

This Outdoor Recreation video tutorial shows how to use your legs while riding. Rick Gore from thinklikeahorse presents this video tutorial. The way you use your legs will depend on whether you are wearing spurs or not. When you are not wearing spurs, use the bottom and top of your leg. If you want to move forward, just squeeze in both your legs. If you want to go left, give a light pressure with your right calf. Similarly, for going right apply pressure with your left calf. To move backwards...

How To: Tape an ankle to prevent an inversion ankle sprain

Use tough skin spray adhesive, under wrap or pre-wrap, athletic tape to wrap an ankle. Position ankle in 90 degrees of dorsal flexion. Spray the adhesive to insure tight taping. Heel and lace pads are placed over tendons. Pre-wrap is applied, the goal here is to apply anchors so adhesive from tough skin will adhere to tape. Three layers are applied working towards the calf. Apply heel lock tape from the calf towards the heel, applying tension as you cross the bend in the ankle. The correct lo...

How To: Wear boots in the winter

While boots may be a very fashionable addition to a wardrobe, they may just look bad if worn improperly. In this tutorial, Anna Saccone offers some tips on how to wear boots in the winter. Calf leather boots are fashionable, but people who are pear shaped or who have short legs may want to stay away from them since they will make your legs look larger. Calf boots are good for wearing with dresses as well as long-sleeved turtlenecks. In this video, Anna provides a multitude of different option...

How To: Do a kickboxing knee strike

Make sure you knee strike in Thai boxing, not kickboxing. Learn the skills of Muay Thai in this video on competitive kickboxing moves. When doing the kickboxing knee strikes you should start from fighting position, your toes point down, feel as if calf is locked to hamstrings, thrust in, and do not drop hands. With this how to video you can incorporate the knee strike into your kickboxing routine.

How To: Do soft sand trail running

Watch this instructional fitness video to learn how to do soft sand trail running. Soft sand trail running is for running on beaches, sand dunes and dirt trails. Soft sand running barefoot is good for the arch of your foot. This type of jogging is a healthy calf muscle exercise, but you should make sure you are doing it right.

How To: Do army style squats

The Standard Squat focuses on the quadriceps and the glutes, but it also involves the hamstrings, the calves, and the lower back. In this fitness tutorial, SSG Ken Weichert, Army Master fitness trainer, teaches you the proper form for the squat exercise. Watch this how to video and do the squat exercise, sans drill sergeant, at home.

How To: Build your own stilts

Tired of always having to ask tall folks to help you get stuff down from the top shelf? In this tutorial from Make Magazine, Kipkay teaches you how to build your own stilts. But while these stilts will make you taller, we don't suggest wearing them on the basketball court.

How To: Do an 8 minute ab workout with Brooke Burke

Brooke Burk with Modern Mom instructs this video on how to do a quick ab work out. Lay down on your back on a yoga mat. Start with 20 basic crunches with your hands behind your head. If you feel it start to hurt your neck, rest your head against your hands. Now do a bicycle motion with your legs, touching your elbow to your opposite knee with each rep. Do 20 reps. Now point your legs into the air and do 20 crunches. Next bring your legs beside you and to the right, and do 20 more crunches. Re...

How To: Prune tomatoes for stronger plants

Pruning tomatoes, though not required, will create stronger vines, which produce larger, fuller tomatoes during the growing season. Trim back a tomato plant in the winter with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. No need to go crazy, even trimming the plant down by a third will give you a bigger, better tomato. Follow along with the tips in this gardening video and learn how to prune a tomato plant.

How To: Walk gracefully and without slipping in high heels

Beauty is pain, and there's no better proof of this aphorism than high heels. Whether they're a measly two inches or a whopping six inches, high heels are undeniably the most fabulous and effective way to visually lengthen your legs and make your calf muscles look slim. They come in gorgeous designs and colors and are many gals' favorite fashion accessories. But oh yeah, there's one snatch: they're a pain in the ass to wear for longer than half an hour.

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