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...
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Calf raises are nice, easy, but overall kind of blah when it comes to actually challenging your body's capabilities. Make your calves run on VTEC the next time you wear calve-broadcasting booty shorts by doing this amped up version of calf raises.
Calf drops are simple exercises that produce big results. Calf drops involve standing up on your toes on an elevated plank, shifting your weight to one foot, and then lowering yourself down.
This three part video shows you how to give a calf massage. Start with two different warm-up techniques and then get into the full massage!
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.
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...
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...
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Shin splints suck. If you're a runner then you've probably had them at one point or another and you know how badly they hurt as well as weaken your ability to complete your usual jogging routine.
Calf strains are a common athletic injury. A few massage techniques can help soothe most calf strain injuries. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this video.
Personal trainer demonstrates how to do calf exercise on the rotary calf machine.
A calf strain is a tearing or stretching of the calf muscle. It is generally due to trauma or overuse. Symptoms are localized pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the area. Learn more about calf strains including treatments and symptoms in this medical video.
There are two calf muscles in each leg, both of which can be injured. Healing and treating a calf strain can take time and patience. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this how-to video on health and rehab.
Watch this video in order to learn how to properly do calf raises.
Did you know that there is a difference between knee support and knee braces? Knee braces are great for stabilization, while knee supports have hinges and much stronger. Learn how to treat sports injuries with knee apparatuses in this diet and health how-to.
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Milking a cow can yield multiple gallons of milk per session. This video tutorial demonstrates how to milk a grass fed cow by hand, and provides ways to make your cow more cooperative throughout the process. All you'll need is a cow, a stool, and a patient work ethic.
All day we use our calf muscles when we walk, run, and climb stairs. As a result calf muscles are popular massage targets. Learn the art of giving massage in this diet and health how-to video.
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.
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...
Dale Warner shows us how to get rid of PMS cramps in about 10 minutes. It's an easy, natural, effective and free approach.
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...
Whether you're just embarking on a new exercise regimen or are a seasoned weight-lifting chunkhead who needs a little extra cardio to get that last amount of fat off, training using stairs is effective for everyone.
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...
Straight from behind the locker room doors, this video presents five easy methods for reducing tightness and strain of the foot, ankle and calf muscles. This can also provide relief to the hamstring and low back muscles.
Splits on the ground challenge your lower body strength, working your hamstrings, thighs, calves, and glutes all at once. But do a split in the air and you add your core and upper body to the grab bag of muscles you're working out.
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.
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.
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.
This makeup tutorial will teach you how to apply a look inspired by Britney Spears' makeup in her "stronger" video. You'll be looking stronger than yesterday with this hot eyeshadow and lip combination.
Building a really strong deck in a collectible card game represent at least half of the fun. This video will teach you some general tips and strategies you can use to stronger Yu-Gi-Oh! decks and win more games. The key: monster balance.
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.
Knee high socks are totally school girl chic and help warm up your legs on a cool fall day when you want to stay toasty while looking fashionable. But if you've ever walked around a shopping center for more than half an hour with your knee highs on, you know that they've now quickly turned into mid-calf socks.
If you experience nasty calf cramps during the night, then this prenatal yoga pose is for you. Learn how to do head-to-knee pose to relieve your tight muscles.
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...
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.
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Take it from people who have done jump burpees before: These exercises, though they look easy, are some of the hardest you will ever do in a cardio routine since they are extremely aerobic.
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.