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can you tell me about if the weight of performing deadlifts and squats will worsen a calf strain, even though there's no direct stretching of the muscle?

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
45 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The calf muscles: still have to work even though you may not be stretching them,during the squats and deadlifts. Generally it is good idea to rest for a while, to give time for the strained muscle to heal, before starting the work out routine again, because you can keep aggravating the injured muscle repeatedly and prolong the recovery and delay the healing. Good luck
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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