When you exercise your calves, you are conditioning two muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus.
The soleus lies underneath the gastrocnemius, the workhorse of your calf.
You engage your soleus muscle of your lower back leg when you do exercises in which your knee is bent.
The gastrocnemius and the soleus combine to form the calve muscles, running between your knee and your heel.
hip flexors, soleus, and gastrocnemius muscles (9 ).
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