Roll Calves

Roll Calves


This exercise involves using a foam roller to massage and stretch the muscles in the calves. It can help improve flexibility, reduce muscle soreness, and prevent injury.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Roll Calves Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and place a foam roller under your calves.
  2. Place your hands on a wall or sturdy surface for balance.
  3. Slowly roll the foam roller up and down your calves, from your ankles to just below your knees.
  4. If you find a tender spot, pause and hold the pressure on that spot for 10-30 seconds.
  5. Continue rolling for 1-2 minutes, then switch to the other leg.
  6. Repeat the exercise daily or as needed to help relieve tightness and improve flexibility in your calves.

Roll Calves Form & Visual

Roll Calves

Roll Calves Benefits

  • Stretches and strengthens the calf muscles
  • Improves ankle mobility and flexibility
  • Reduces the risk of injury in the lower leg and foot
  • Can help alleviate plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions
  • Can be done anywhere with a foam roller or similar tool

Roll Calves Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Roll Calves Variations & Alternatives