Gastrocnemius Stretch / Calf Stretch

We demonstrate a number of calf muscle stretches above. Stretching the calf muscles can help to prevent a whole range of lower limb injuries.

Teaching Points

  • Stand with one leg far in front of the other and lean forwards against a wall.
  • Keep the back heel flat on the floor.
  • Bend the front leg to lean forwards and keep the back leg straight.
  • Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds.

Variations

Muscles Stretched