Seated Ankle Stretch

Seated Ankle Stretch


This exercise involves sitting on the floor with one leg extended and the other leg bent with the foot resting on the extended leg. The goal is to gently stretch the ankle and foot by pulling the toes towards the body. This can help improve flexibility and reduce stiffness in the ankle joint.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Seated Ankle Stretch Instructions

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you.
  2. Bend your right knee and place your right ankle on top of your left knee.
  3. Use your hands to gently press down on your right knee, feeling a stretch in your right ankle and calf.
  4. Hold for 15-30 seconds, then switch sides and repeat.
  5. Repeat the stretch 2-3 times on each side.

Seated Ankle Stretch Form & Visual

Seated Ankle Stretch

Seated Ankle Stretch Benefits

  • Improves ankle flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces the risk of ankle injuries
  • Relieves tension and tightness in the ankles
  • Can help alleviate foot and ankle pain
  • May improve balance and stability

Seated Ankle Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis anterior

Seated Ankle Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Ankle Stretch
  • Wall Ankle Mobilization
  • Seated Toe Stretch
  • Standing Calf Stretch
  • Downward Dog