Rocking Ankle Stretch

Rocking Ankle Stretch


This exercise involves sitting on the floor with one leg extended and the other ankle crossed over the extended leg. The goal is to rock back and forth, stretching the ankle and calf muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Rocking Ankle Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Bend your right knee and place your right foot on the floor, with your heel close to your left hip.
  3. Place your left hand on your right knee and your right hand behind your back for support.
  4. Slowly rock your right ankle back and forth, keeping your foot relaxed.
  5. Continue for 10-15 repetitions, then switch sides and repeat with your left foot.

Rocking Ankle Stretch Form & Visual

Rocking Ankle Stretch

Rocking Ankle Stretch Benefits

  • Improves ankle mobility and flexibility
  • Stretches the calf muscles
  • Helps prevent ankle injuries
  • Can alleviate foot and ankle pain
  • Can improve balance and stability

Rocking Ankle Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis anterior
  • Peroneals

Rocking Ankle Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Ankle Stretch
  • Seated Ankle Stretch
  • Wall Ankle Stretch
  • Resistance Band Ankle Stretch
  • Calf Raise Ankle Stretch