You knew this day would come. You probably hoped I would forget. Not a chance! Today we are going to smash our calves. Your tight calves are the result of your shoes, the way you walk, the way you exercise, how little you move, genetics and many, many other factors. However, a little bit of soft tissue work on a regular basis can be the thing that keeps you running strong for years to come.
In order to make your calves nice and tender it will take time and pressure. Hence we call this move “The Veal.” Set yourself up on a chair or bench and place a Yoga Tune Up® ball behind your knee and sit down and wait. Breathe deeply and use that time and pressure to tenderize those calves. Don’t be in a rush. Lean from side to side. Keep the foot dangling over the edge and move it slowly. Reposition the ball occasionally and find those sweet spots.
Check in and check out with your air squat or a standing forward bend and see how that ankle flexibility is after trying the veal.
The rules for the Ball Fucking Harder Challenge are easy. First, I recommend getting some Yoga Tune Up® balls to roll on. All you have to do is post a pic or video of yourself doing the technique and tag me (@coachpanda). Use the hashtags #ballfuckingharder #30daypandachallenge #supplepandas #pandiculation. The challenge is even better when you share it with friends so tag your friends to play along.