Calves Stretch

Calves Stretch


This exercise involves stretching the muscles in the calves by standing with one foot in front of the other and leaning forward, keeping the back leg straight and the heel on the ground. It can help improve flexibility and prevent injury in the lower legs.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Calves Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at shoulder height.
  2. Step back with one foot, keeping your heel on the ground.
  3. Bend your front knee and lean towards the wall, keeping your back leg straight.
  4. You should feel a stretch in your calf muscle.
  5. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds.
  6. Switch legs and repeat the stretch.

Calves Stretch Form & Visual

Calves Stretch

Calves Stretch Benefits

  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the calves
  • Reduces the risk of injury in the lower legs and feet
  • Relieves tension and tightness in the calves
  • Can help alleviate plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions
  • May improve overall posture and balance

Calves Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Calves Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing calf stretch
  • Seated calf stretch
  • Wall calf stretch
  • Stair calf stretch
  • Toe raise calf stretch