Calf Muscle Complex: Anatomy, Function & Testing
In this video, we're going to discuss different options for calf muscle strength testing. Calf raises are a common test for the calf muscle, but technology now allows us test calf strength in more detail. I'll also discuss calf anatomy and function, explaining why the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles are so important to athletes.
This video is part of our sports science athlete testing series with VALD Performance, in which I discuss common tests, best practice protocols, metrics and analysis, key research, and test strengths and limitations.
Thank you to today's sponsor VALD Performance. Check out more information on their website: https://valdperformance.com
00:56 Calf complex anatomy & function
05:43 Calf raise test
06:22 Dynamo: Handheld dynamometer
07:09 ForceFrame: Fixed dynamometer
07:23 IMPORTANT note on calf function!
09:33 ForceDecks: Force plate testing
Found my free content useful? Say thanks here 😊: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/joclubb