Of all of the areas of a runner’s body, the lower-leg is among the most likely to be injured, especially if you’re getting a bit “long in the tooth,” so to speak.
Whether it’s Achilles issues, a calf strain, or a chronic injury in the foot such as plantar fasciitis, the lower leg and calf is typically a big weak link. If you’re struggling with an injury in this area, it’s likely it won’t go away quickly. The key is to avoid one in the first place!
If you’re following along, and because you obviously know the title of this page – you’re likely getting the picture.
- The lower leg is one area of the body where many of the most common running injuries occur.
- The muscle group that has been shown in research to become dramatically weaker as we get older, is the calves.
Muscle disappears fast if we don’t train to strengthen it. There’s truth to the adage: use it or lose it. The MOST important thing you can do to keep it from going away is strength train.