Good for plantar fasciitis, Achilles injury
Start standing in front sturdy object, bring one foot forward and keep the leg behind you straight. Lean forward towards the wall allowing front knee to bend until stretch is felt in the back of your leg. Hold and repeat.
Focus: Stretch in calf, behind the knee, bottom of the foot
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The gastroc-calf stretch is a simple but effective exercise that can be used to improve flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles. The calf muscles are located in the back of the lower leg and are responsible for plantar flexion, which is the movement of pointing the toes downward. When these muscles are tight, they can cause pain and discomfort in the lower leg, heel, and foot.
The gastroc-calf stretch can help to improve flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles by lengthening the muscles.
The gastroc-calf stretch can be done several times a day. It is a safe and effective exercise that can help to improve flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles.
Here are some of the benefits of the gastroc-calf stretch:
- Improves flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles
- Reduces pain and discomfort in the lower leg, heel, and foot
- Helps to prevent injuries to the calf muscles
- Can be done at home or at the gym
- Is a safe and effective exercise
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your calf muscles, the gastroc-calf stretch may be a helpful exercise for you. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to see if this stretch is right for you.