Your calves are some of the most overused AND overlooked muscles in the body. And if you run regularly, stretching your calves is a must. Too-tight calves (which are often accompanied with weak shin muscles) aren’t only painful, they can lead to injuries including shin splints, calf pulls and stress fractures.
Give these five calf stretches from Self a try after your next run. Bonus: They can be done pretty much anywhere, so you’ll always be ready to lace up your sneaks.