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Straight-Leg Calf Stretch

The straight-leg calf stretch improves the flexibility of the lower leg and mobility around the ankle.

Instructions

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    In a staggered stance, stand about two to three feet in front of a wall. Make sure the toes of the back foot are about even with the heel of your front foot.
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    Place your hands against the wall, lean against it, and shift your weight to the back foot until you feel a stretch in the calf muscle of your back leg. Hold for 30 seconds, relax, and return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid bending the stretched leg. Make sure to keep it straight during the stretch.
  • Keep the stretched leg heel grounded. Do not let your heel come off of the ground during the stretch.