Achilles Prehab Exercises
This post is focussed on improving the strength and resiliency of the Achilles tendon to help reduce the risk of injury, which can occur during running and jumping actions.
Try these exercises, make sure to build up repetitions and the weight gradually. 1) Pogo hops and single leg mini hops
Builds elastic recoil of the Achilles tendon which is required when running, jumping, sprinting. 2) Hurdle hops & stick
Focuses on building the tendon’s resiliency and ability to absorb shock. 3) Barbell calf raise and KB bent knee calf raise
Strengthens the two different calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to help support the Achilles tendon.
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