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Calf Stretch

Type: Stretching
The calf stretch targets the calf muscles located in the rear part of the lower leg. The calves are used to flex the foot and also assist in bending the knee and are targeted in exercises such as calf raises and box jumps. Perform this stretch after your leg workout to relieve tight muscles and help maintain flexibility. Below you'll find a video guide and step by step instructions that describes the correct technique for the calf stretch.
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Calf Stretch Steps:

Step 1:
Stand up straight with feet shoulder width apart.

Step 2:
Take a long step back with one leg and maintain the position of the front foot.

Step 3:
Bend the front leg and lower the hips towards the floor whilst keeping the back leg straight.

Step 4:
Ensure the heel of the back leg stays in contact with the floor.

Step 5:
Feel the stretch in the calf muscles in the rear of the back leg.

Step 6:
Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 secs.

Step 7:
To increase the stretch drop the hips further towards the floor.

Step 8:
Repeat for the opposite leg.

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