gastrocnemius :

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  • n  the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot

  • Now we know it's actually a small tear of a part of the big calf muscle called gastrocnemius.
  • Working on balance boards for as little as 20 minutes a day over a period of six weeks can improve coordination of the hamstrings and the gastrocnemius muscles in the calves .

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