I always wanted to get blood tests done but was worried it would be too expensive. Plus, I don't have a primary care physician right now I don't think. I should probably get in for a check up, too.
I love doing calves. Fucking love it. Back in high school and college before I started lifting I had really bad calf problems where I could only run a little bit and my calves would just start killing me. It was really bad. Then one day after lifting for a while I decided to see if working them out would help. Killed my calves the first time I targeted them, could barely walk home. It wasn't just DOMS, they hurt so freaking bad. After the DOMS and pain subsided my calves were like completely healed and I never had a problem with em again haha. I'm pretty sure my calves have grown quite a bit, too.
I think my calves hurt from skateboarding too much. Being on my toes all the time when skating, that probably significantly contributed to my pelvic tilt, too.
Starting today I'm stretching three times a day and foam rolling daily. My mom gave me one of those sticks with rollers on them that works a lot better at targeting specific spots on the quads/hip flexors, and you can use it while sitting down. I'm also starting a variant of the Neanderthal No More lifting prog that I'm gonna run for a few months. I already feel somewhat of an improvement and I'm really fucking hyped to get rid of this shit.
PS Whoever recommended The Grid roller, it's epic.