Cranky calves? You're not alone.
The next time your lower legs feel like they're about to explode, hit up this simple maneuver to increase circulation, tone, and pliability in your dense calf musculature. Hang your heels off a step and lift and lower, or (for a slightly more aggressive approach) come into a deep squat and lift and lower your heels — this helps ease calf pain and prevents lower leg injuries ranging from shin splints to plantar fasciitis.
The best part? You can do it anytime, anywhere. So make this move a mainstay of your post-workout routine. Your calves will thank you!
Try it: Hit up our 5-Minute Calf Reset to help maintain balance in your lower legs.
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