best exercise to strengthen achilles tendon?

Discussion in 'Training Forum' started by shady, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. shady

    shady Member

    im taking aome time to stretch and warm up (possibly not enough, mainly calf raises on steps) but for the last ten years or so everytime i get into running even a little bit its always my achilles tendon (usually the right one) that starts getting sore and if i dont cease running for a week or so it just carries on getting bad to the point ill be hobbled for a couple of months. im 48 so i understand im not as stretchy as i used to be but if the better informed people out there could advise me of the best stretches or exercises i should be putting time into id really appreciate it thanks. when i saw a physio he just said to continue the calf raises but obviously this isnt getting the job done.
    id love to get back to a state where i can actually enjoy running again rather than dreading it
  2. napaulm

    napaulm Member

    heel drops. basically negatives. go up on both feet, come down on one,
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  3. shady

    shady Member

    thanks napaulm ive started doing those along with a few that my girlfriend taught me. im still mobile so something must be working :p