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    Strengthening the soleus muscle

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    In this video, Kieran introduces the “Seated Calf Raise” exercise, which is often underutilized but crucial for calf muscle strength, especially in rehabilitation. The soleus muscle is the primary focus here, aiding in plantar flexion and subtalar joint control. By using a step or bench and weights (e.g., kettlebells or plates), individuals can perform the exercise. The key is to ensure proper range of motion, emphasizing crushing the step with the foot and focusing on big toe loading during the

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    Soleus Strengthening Exercise for Runners

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    The soleus muscle, a less-recognized but essential component of the calf, resides beneath the more prominent gastrocnemius. It primarily functions as a plantar flexor, playing a pivotal role in activities like walking, running, and jumping. However, its significance extends beyond simple motion; during running, it acts as a decelerator of dorsiflexion when the foot contacts the ground. A weak soleus can lead to excessive strain on the Achilles tendon and disrupt lower leg harmony. To fortify this muscle, exercises like

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    Exercises for the Soleus Muscle

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    The soleus muscle, located beneath the gastrocnemius, plays a crucial role in plantar flexion during activities like running. Neglecting it can lead to stiffness and injury. To strengthen the soleus, incorporate the following exercises into your workout routine: Level 1: Hip Bridge with Heel Lift – Lie on your back, lift your hips off the ground, and lift your heels upward. Level 2: Single Leg Banded Bent Knee Heel Raises – Use a resistance band while standing on one leg,

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    4 Beginner Soleus Muscle Strengthening Exercises

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    The YouTube video from West Coast SCI Physiotherapy, titled “Beginning Exercises for the Soleus,” provides a series of beginner-level exercises targeting the Soleus muscle. This muscle is especially important for runners and for overall lower leg health, but it often gets overlooked in typical calf exercises. The exercises presented in the video are: Wall Sit or Squatted Calf Raises: Performed using a wall or a sturdy object like a tree. The exercise involves getting into a wall sit position with

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    3 Exercises to Strengthen the Soleus Muscle

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    The video provides an informative guide to exercising the Soleus, a critical calf muscle for maintaining calf and Achilles tendon health. The intro emphasizes the importance of the Soleus muscle, which is often overlooked in muscle-building routines. The video highlights three key exercises: Seated Calf Raise: This exercise is performed with a heavy dumbbell placed towards the end of the thigh, aligning with the shin. The knee must be bent to specifically target the Soleus muscle. The exercise is recommended

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