Standing Wall Calf Stretch

 

Difficulty:

1

Equipment Needed:

No Equipment

Workout type:

Warm Up/Cool Down, Yoga/Stretching/Flexibility

Body focus:

Instructions

Stand one to two feet away from an open wall. Place the toes of one foot up on the wall and press that heel to the ground as close to the base of the flat surface as possible. Keep both legs straight and use your rear leg to push your hips toward the wall to get a deeper stretch through your calf and the arch of your foot. Hold this position for at least 20 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side.

Purpose of the exercise

Calf muscles are prone to muscle cramping and strain if not properly warmed up and cooled down. Tight calves are not only easily injured, they can also limit your physical ability for activities such as running, hiking, or cycling. This is an easy yet very effective way to release the calf muscles thoroughly.

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