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Hey all. I have numerous imbalances with my body. The worst of which is a tight lower body from years of walking on my toes as a kid and teenager. I’m trying to fix this now with foam rolling and stretching. My calfs are very tight and its painful while I roll but its bearable. The problem is when i’m done with my session my muscles feel even more tighter and stiff then they were before. Im not sure what I should do to fix this. ANy help will be appreciated.
You may be doing too much at one time.
Have you tried shorter sessions through out the day?
Are you addressing your feet at all?
Work up/down stream of where you are seeing the issue. Where you see the problem isn’t always where it originates.
Have you had someone smash your calf?
What is your hydration like? This is an impacting factor.
I’ve done a few 10 minute sessions and each time this happens. I have not addressed feet yet but I will try that today. Is there a difference between foam rolling and smashing calf? I’m a newbie. I constantly drink water throughout the day. Thank you for your response and help
Yes, there is a difference.
Having someone smash your calf with their foot gets at things in a whole different way.
one to start with using a bar.
Episode 194: Why Do You Hate Your Calfs?
I had my wife smash my calfs and it hurt alot. I am so tight in that area.
Are you starting to see improvements as you are working this?
Great to hear your wife will smash your calf for you.
Yes the pain has gone down alot and I get smashed daily.
Great to hear things are improving.
Yes, the beginning can be the toughest.
Keep working your plan.