Originally Posted by Chas Tennis
I'm sure someone has researched the force supplied by the Gastroc vs knee flexion angle considering the various factors. I've had that question on my list for some time and think it might be relevant for calf injuries and preventive conditioning.
For example, does a Gastroc calf injury occur only (or nearly always) when the knee is almost straight?
I'm curious to know even if you did find information on those numbers, and some possible correlation to knee/ankle angles and gastroc injury, how would you go about using that info for practical real world use?
I don't think it's possible to tell a tennis player, well you should avoid having your knee bent (or straight) at X angle along with your ankle bent (or straight) at Y angle bc there may be a Z% of injuring your gastroc. Like we don't have enough to worry about