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Old 04-03-2013, 06:13 AM   #73
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Originally Posted by Chas Tennis View Post
I did read somewhere that the majority of tennis calf injuries are to the Gastrocnemius but I only saw that information in one reference so far. This is an interesting issue since it would be useful to know what stresses lead to calf injuries - bent knee Soleus stresses, brief straight knee Gastroc stresses, or others?
There's too many other factors, it's not about just the angle of the knee or ankle. Dehydration, faulty muscle firing pattern, the force of impact you hitting the ground has on your system, shoes...

I'm not sure if you could isolate one thing.

Originally Posted by Chas Tennis View Post
For injury prevention, most players that I see only do straight knee stretches and its not clear what that type of stretch is doing for the Soleus, if anything. ?
Because they both join to form the achilles tendon, you'll be stretching both with the straight knee stretch. Now if you want % of how much is getting the gastroc and how much is getting the soleus, I have no idea.
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