The soleus, so named from resembling a sole-fish, is a muscle of broad, flattened shape, lying beneath the gastrocnemius.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The hock is kept fixed in position by the gastrocnemius and the superficial digital flexor (perforatus).
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
E E. The two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Then she raised one of them, and her fingers explored the common tendon of the soleus and gastrocnemius.
"A Crooked Mile" by Oliver Onions
I have seen the flexors of the toes of the affected limb violently cramped, and in one case there was agonizing cramp of the gastrocnemius.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
The gastrocnemius, when it contracts, extends the foot on the leg.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
If the leg is chosen, the point of junction of the two heads of the gastrocnemius is an eligible situation.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The outer calf muscle, the gastrocnemius, runs from above the knee to the ankle, and when it's too tight, it can throw off everything from the thigh to the foot.
A calf pull (also called a strain or tear) occurs when one of the calf muscles (gastrocnemius or soleus) is stretched beyond its limits and separates from the Achilles tendon.
The Achilles tendon is a continuum of coalescence between the two heads of the gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles.