Calf Muscles (Soleus, Gastrocnemius)
A note on stretching your calf. There are two major muscles in your
calf – one crosses the knee joint, the other does not. Therefore, in
order to stretch both muscles, you must stretch your calf two ways –
with the knee bent and with it straight.
- Right knee needs to remain straightened during this stretch
- Stand facing a wall.
- Place hands on the wall
- Dropping your torso down helps here
- With a straight right leg, place right heel on the floor close to wall with balls of foot up against the wall
- Keep your right leg straight as you move your torso towards the wall feeling a stretch in your calf near the knee.