Our calf muscles are important for ankle mobility, stability, and strength. They are used when we run, when we jump, and when we climb stairs. Keep on reading to get to know what they exactly look like, what they do, and how you can strengthen them.
I don’t do well with sitting and being inactive for very long. Truthfully, I loathe it. So far this year I have had my first concussion, rope burn on my hand from belaying my fiancé, and most recently I sprained my ankle taking a lead fall. Not my best year for injuries. It has forced me to take a lot of time off from training and roaming. In this bog I share with you my ‘Sit and be fit’ routine I did right after I sprained my ankle.
Charlotte has become a regular at the R2R Training Classes. She gives it her all every time, and is such a pleasure to train. A few years ago she was not comfortable lifting weights, but now she crushes 100 lb squats and has had to get a few of her suits for work altered, because of her gun show!
The purpose of a warm-up is not only to increase your body temperature but to also increase your heart rate and blood flow to your muscles, to prepare those muscles for the work they are about to do and to address your mobility. Completing a warm-up will also decrease your risk of injury, like muscle strains and sprains.