Hi guys. Just a quick question. I run or play basketball at least 5 times a week but I never feel my gastrocnemius working. I usually always feel my soleus and it is very often sore the day after a long tempo run or 5 or 6 games of ball.
Basically, my question is why can I not activate and utilize my gastrocs when running. I literally don’t feel them working at all. As a side note, even when I do calf exercises in the gym, it is very difficult for me to stimulate the gastrocs and induce any type of pump/ soreness/ feeling. Please believe when I tell you I’ve read every article about training calves on this site, I just cannot find effective methods to stimuulate the gastrocs.
Thank You for the help and I know it is difficult to answer the question of why running doesn’t stimulate my gastrocs without seeing me run, but I do not have access to a camera right now.