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Old 04-27-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
Matt Berardi
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Calf Injury? How to tell?

I haven't isolated calves in a long time, but I did on Saturday. Did tabata sets and really blasted them, it felt good. Was not sore at all the rest of the day nor the following day (Sunday) and I was at the beach and feeling good so I had the genius idea to go for a barefoot run on the sand. Did about a mile felt good and came back home. That night, after sitting for a while off of them, I felt immense pain when I stood up. I can not stand straight up - I have to point my feet outwards or stoop so that they are not in a straight position, more slanted at an angle forwards.

How do you tell if you've torn something vs just extreme muscle soreness / injury? Any recommendations as far as stretching it to get function back / icing / heat tips would be greatly appreciated. I could barely walk to the train to get to work today, takes me a half hour for a 5 minute walk

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Old 04-27-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: Calf Injury? How to tell?

tabata calf raises? That sounds kinda dumb...

Heat -- if there's no swelling (15-20 min on... 40 off) + stretching (PNF) + massage (30+ mins per day)
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:21 AM   #3
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Re: Calf Injury? How to tell?

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tabata calf raises? That sounds kinda dumb...

Heat -- if there's no swelling (15-20 min on... 40 off) + stretching (PNF) + massage (30+ mins per day)
haha well it sure did the job.... too well in fact!

Is PNF point and flex stretching?

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haha well it sure did the job.... too well in fact!

Is PNF point and flex stretching?

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You can google it.. or look at some of Kelly Starett's (spelling?) vids on the CF site.
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Re: Calf Injury? How to tell?

For ice climbing training I also do Tabata calf raises.

I usually feel intense pain while walking/going up stairs/etc a day or two after that. Sometimes I'll still be a little sore for 3-4 days. I can usually stand up straight though, forcing it is almost a stretch post work outs.
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