Seated Calf Stretch

Seated Calf Stretch


This exercise involves sitting on the floor with legs extended and pulling the toes towards the body to stretch the calf muscles. It is a simple and effective way to improve flexibility and prevent injury in the lower legs.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Seated Calf Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Place a rolled-up towel or yoga block under the balls of your feet.
  3. Flex your feet so that your toes are pointing towards your shins.
  4. Slowly lean forward, keeping your back straight, until you feel a stretch in your calves.
  5. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, then release and repeat as desired.

Seated Calf Stretch Form & Visual

Seated Calf Stretch

Seated Calf Stretch Benefits

  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the spine
  • Stretches the muscles in the back, shoulders, and chest
  • Relieves tension and stiffness in the upper body
  • May help alleviate back pain
  • Can be done anywhere, even at a desk or in a chair

Seated Calf Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus

Seated Calf Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • standing-calf-stretch
  • donkey-calf-raise
  • single-leg-calf-raise
  • toe-walking
  • heel-walking