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Dumbbell sumo squat (aka dumbbell plié squat). A compound lower-body exercise. Target muscle: Gluteus Maximus. Synergistic muscles: Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius), Adductor Magnus, and Soleus. Dynamic stabilizers: Hamstrings and Gastrocnemius.

Dumbbell sumo squat (aka dumbbell plié squat). A compound lower-body exercise. Target muscle: Gluteus Maximus. Synergistic muscles: Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius), Adductor Magnus, and Soleus. Dynamic stabilizers: Hamstrings and Gastrocnemius.

Machine standing calf raise. An isolation exercise. Target muscle: Gastrocnemius. Synergists: Soleus. The gastrocnemius and soleus make up your calf. Visit site and read the "Comments and tips" to learn how to emphasize each head of the gastrocnemius.

Machine standing calf raise. An isolation exercise. Target muscle: Gastrocnemius. Synergists: Soleus. The gastrocnemius and soleus make up your calf. Visit site and read the "Comments and tips" to learn how to emphasize each head of the gastrocnemius.

The Daily Bandha: The Gastrocnemius/Soleus Complex in Yoga

The Daily Bandha: The Gastrocnemius/Soleus Complex in Yoga

As an athlete (Yes!  YOU are an athlete!) it is wise to know how your body works and what does what.  And I totally get in to this stuff :)

Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’

As an athlete (Yes! YOU are an athlete!) it is wise to know how your body works and what does what. And I totally get in to this stuff :)

If you want to sculpt a LEAN lower half, learn how to perform each of these 4 incredible moves.

The Look-Great-in-Heels Workout

If you want to sculpt a LEAN lower half, learn how to perform each of these 4 incredible moves.

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Gastrocnemius #muscles #fitfam #fitness #fitgirlsworldwide #girlswholift #glovegirl #G_loves

What Are the Treatments for a Torn Gastrocnemius Muscle?

What Are the Treatments for a Torn Gastrocnemius Muscle?

A torn gastrocnemius muscle is a severe injury to the back of the calf area of the leg. During a muscle strain, the muscle tissue fibers disengage and...

Stretching the calf muscles regularly can help to improve flexibility. Below we explain how to properly stretch the calf muscles.  The calf muscles mainly consist of the larger gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle which is located deeper and lower down the leg. To effectively stretch both

Stretching the calf muscles regularly can help to improve flexibility. Below we explain how to properly stretch the calf muscles. The calf muscles mainly consist of the larger gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle which is located deeper and lower down the leg. To effectively stretch both

Can you say Plantar Fasciitis?....foot pain that comes from your calf muscles...hmmmm

Can you say Plantar Fasciitis?....foot pain that comes from your calf muscles...hmmmm

Foam roller exercises to break up the myofascial knots in your calves and shins.  It really works to keep this area healthy.  If you do this you just might discover something about yourself.

Foam roller exercises to break up the myofascial knots in your calves and shins. It really works to keep this area healthy. If you do this you just might discover something about yourself.

Dumbbell step up. A compound push exercise, great for developing unilateral leg strength. Muscle worked:  Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Gastrocnemius, and Hamstrings.

Dumbbell step up. A compound push exercise, great for developing unilateral leg strength. Muscle worked: Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Gastrocnemius, and Hamstrings.

Learn correct technique and the specific muscles you're working with these 34 common stretches and yoga poses.

8 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Bridges Every Day

Learn correct technique and the specific muscles you're working with these 34 common stretches and yoga poses.

Gastrocnemius Origin	superior to articular surfaces of lateral condyle of femur and medial condyle of femur Insertion	tendo calcaneus (achilles tendon) into mid-posterior calcaneus Artery	sural arteries Nerve	tibial nerve from the sciatic, specifically, nerve roots S1–S2 Actions	plantar flexes foot, flexes knee Antagonist	Tibialis anterior muscle

Gastrocnemius Origin superior to articular surfaces of lateral condyle of femur and medial condyle of femur Insertion tendo calcaneus (achilles tendon) into mid-posterior calcaneus Artery sural arteries Nerve tibial nerve from the sciatic, specifically, nerve roots S1–S2 Actions plantar flexes foot, flexes knee Antagonist Tibialis anterior muscle