Heavy Load Calf Raises

The calf muscles (gastroc and soleus) are two muscles that can be trained under heavy loads i.e. > bodyweight with standing straight leg calf raises and bent knee calf raises.   We are also seeing more and more from the likes of physio like Pete Malliaris support heavy load concentric eccentric training of the achilles as well as strength training to the proximal kinetic chain for those suffering from achilles tendinopathies.  It must be noted that individuals must be worked up slowly to heavier training sessions to ensure their body adapts appropriately over time.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing heavy (bodyweight) straight leg calf raises.

This blog post was written by Melbourne osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Melbourne Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced Melbourne osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD osteopathy clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Melbourne osteopathic Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to your Melbourne Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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