This stretch targets the Soleus muscle which is deeper, underneath the larger Gastrocnemius. Bending the knee relaxes gastrocnemius, allowing Soleus to be stretched in isolation.
- Stand with one leg in front of the other close to a wall.
- Place your hands on the wall for balance.
- Bend both knees, focusing on the back knee.
- Move your weight forwards onto your toes but make sure you keep the heel down at the back.
- Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds.