If your calf muscle is feeling tight or sore from running or a workout, there’s nothing quite like a self-massage with the foam roller. Foam rolling has many benefits: it increases flexibility, delays soreness post-activity, and increases range of motion. Most people prefer to foam roll after their exercise, though some may incorporate it into their warm-up.
In this video, Point Performance’s therapist Chris Ricardo, DPT, demonstrates several ways to work out the knots in the calf with the foam roller. He adds extra pressure from his other leg, and from someone else, to really get the full benefits of the rolling.