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Injury Prevention Blog #3: Calf Strains

John Robinson

Tags Calf, injury, mma, Muscle, prevention, Strain, ufc

Anatomy of a Calf Strain       Neither weekend warriors nor professional mixed martial artists are immune to a calf injury. Whether it’s due to the unstable surface of a training mat, or the repetitive explosive motions performed during a fight, all who train and compete are more vulnerable to sitting on the sidelines without the proper preventative measures. To better understand the nature of a calf strain, let’s look more closely at the anatomy.   The calf is actually composed of a number of muscles, but the largest and most visible are the gastrocnemius (commonly referred...