Your leg muscles are among the most powerful group of muscles in your entire body. Muscles are connected to bone by tendons. These tendons are made up of fibers of protein-rich connective tissues called collagen. Tendons are packed with essential tissues and fibers to help you perform to your full ability, so keeping your tendon strong and healthy will benefit your entire body.

The anatomy of the Lower Leg. The Achilles Tendon attaches the heel bone to the gastrocenemius and soleus muscles.

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 :)

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The Daily Bandha: The Gastrocnemius/Soleus Complex in Yoga

Posterior Leg Muscles - Calf Muscles - Gastrocnemius and Soleus Muscles

Soleus Origin	fibula, medial border of tibia (soleal line) Insertion	tendo calcaneus Artery	sural arteries Nerve	tibial nerve, specifically, nerve roots L5–S2 Actions	plantarflexion Antagonist	tibialis anterior

Soleus Origin fibula, medial border of tibia (soleal line) Insertion tendo calcaneus Artery sural arteries Nerve tibial nerve, specifically, nerve roots Actions plantarflexion Antagonist tibialis anterior

Pain Pattern of the Soleus Muscle

The soleus muscle can contribute to heel, ankle, calf, low back, pain. Trigger point in this muscle can mimic temporal mandibular joint dysfunction pain.

Plantar Fasciitis Information: Soleus muscle with most distal trigger point indicated by red "X."

Plantar Fasciitis? Two Lesser Known Causes of Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis Information: Soleus muscle with most distal trigger point indicated by red "X.

In her Facebook comment, A. K. A. recommends placing a slight bend in the knee during dog pose to release the gastrocnemius and focus the stretch more deeply on the soleus muscle. Description from dailybandha.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Daily Bandha: The gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in cross-section.

Soleus Trigger Points

Soleus Muscle - Functional Anatomy & Physiology Kinesiology of Leg Muscles attached to lower extremity

Gastrocnemius And Soleus Muscle Photograph  - Gastrocnemius And Soleus Muscle Fine Art Print

Gastrocnemius And Soleus Muscle Canvas Print / Canvas Art by MedicalRF.com

Gastrocnemius And Soleus Muscle Photograph - Gastrocnemius And Soleus Muscle Fine Art Print

Plantar stretch for tarsal tunnel syndrome

Plantar fasciitis exercises explained and demonstrated including plantar fasciitis stretches.

This exercise targets the soft tissue that runs from behind your knee all the way through the bottom of your foot; specifically your soleus muscle, achilles tendon and plantar fascia. These three structures are connected…

This exercise targets the soft tissue that runs from behind your knee all the way through the bottom of your foot; specifically your soleus muscle, achilles tendon and plantar fascia. These three structures are connected…

Strengthening Soleus Muscles - Brandi Smith Young - YouTube

Here is a quick exercise from Brandi Smith Young to strengthen your soleus muscles to increase stability on balance beam.

Kettlebell swing. A compound exercise, great for cardio circuits and strengthening the posterior chain. Target muscle: Gluteus Maximus. Synergistic muscles: Hamstrings, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius), Erector Spinae, Middle and Lower Trapezius, Anterior Deltoid, Lateral Deltoid, Clavicular (Upper) Pectoralis Major, and Serratus Anterior.

A compound exercise, the kettlebell swing is great for cardio circuits, developing functional strength, and strengthening your posterior chain muscles.

Soleus Muscle

Soleus Muscle Functional Anatomy Physiology Kinesiology Personal Trainer Information Exercise Science ankle foot lower extremity Leg muscles

Soleus Muscle

Soleus Muscle - Functional Anatomy & Physiology Kinesiology of Leg Muscles attached to lower extremity

Official report: Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale he has been diagnosed with swelling but no tear in the soleus muscle of his left leg. His recovery will be monitored.

Official report: Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale he has been diagnosed with swelling but no tear in the soleus muscle of his left leg. His recovery will be monitored.

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