Calf muscles form a very important part of the human body. Weak calf muscles can lead to a lot of problem, some of which are irreversible! Therefore you must work to strengthen calf muscles while you are in your daily workout schedule.
The two muscles that make up the calves are soleus and gastrocnemius. Running, hiking and even walking helps build these muscles. Developing them can indeed be very tricky! We will list out here a few basic exercises that can help you build the calf muscles at home.
#1. Calf Raise
Method: Sand with your feet apart by a foot. Now raise your body as high as possible on your toes and then bring it down slowly. Keep your body straight and do this in one set of 10 repetitions.
#2. Calf Stretch
Method: Stand hip-width separated. Inhale and exhale while you bend starting from the waist. Touch the floor with your fingers, and keep your hands marginally before the body. Let your hands take a bit of weight and then get back to the starting position.
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#3. Downward Facing Dog Pose
There are some yoga methods that not only assist the relaxation of the body and mind but also aid in muscle development. This yoga pose can easily be done at home to bring about a healthy calf muscle.
Method: Get into a push-up position and then lift your body up in the air to form a V upside down. until your body forms an upside down V. Lower you bdy to the ground, take a break of 30 seconds and repeat for 10-15 times.