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38. Soleus (work best with shoes on)



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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
  • Keep 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 heel. 

                                                        

 

 

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