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 be bent slightly during this stretch
- Stand facing a wall.
- Place hands on the wall
- Dropping your torso down helps here
- With a lightly bent right knee, place right heel on the floor close to wall with balls of foot up against the wall
your right knee slightly bent as you move your torso towards the wall
feeling a stretch in your calf a couple inches above your right