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Calf stretch

Calf Stretch

The calves are one of the most overused and overlooked muscles in the body and stretching them is a must.

Stand facing a wall, arms length away with your feet hip-width apart and toes facing forward. Place your hands on the wall and engage your abs. Pull your shoulder blades down and back. Step back with your right leg into a split-stance position keeping both feet flat on the floor and toes pointing forward. Keep your head in line with your spine.

Slowly, move your body towards the wall. Allow the elbows and the left knee to bend. Do not bend at the hips. Keep your spine lengthening out of your pelvis. Do not arch the back. Continue to bend the left knee while keeping the back leg straight. Push the right heel into the floor with toes pointed forward. Support your body weight with your arms as you shift your weight forward. Increase the stretch by leaning your body more deeply into to the wall and increasing the bend in your left knee. Continue to press your heel into the ground.

Hold the stretch position. Repeat changing sides.

10 thoughts on “Calf stretch

  1. Best against the morning cramps. :)

    1. No doubt :)

  2. Now this exercise I enjoy doing. It brings great relief to my calves.

    1. This is simply, the best :D

  3. My legs and calves have been cramping more than usual of late and I’ve worked out more. I cut out refined sugars (honey and fruit exceptions) and reduced carbs, limiting them to complex. I recently added banana’s and rarely eat potato. So, I’m not sure what is causing it. I feel them cramping when I stretch them. Any ideas?

    1. Yes, water. I mean, drink more water (no energy drinks or juices) than usual. Dehydration causes cramps, too :)

      1. Ahhhh! Excellent, I’ve not been keeping up with my water as I used to because of the juices I drink and not being as thirsty. That explains a lot, especially since I’ve been working out more. Thank you!

      2. Welcome :)
        We usually donĀ“t notice how much water we need until we drink less. I hope this is causing your cramps and they disappear in a blink :D

  4. Stretch those calves Chape!!! lol :)

    Hey, I do like this stretch, very simple. I have my friend doing it too!


    1. Hahaha! You should join us and stretch yours :-P

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