Standing Calf Stretch

Tight Calf muscles can contribute to hamstring pain, cramping and shin (tibialis anterior) pain during exercise.

Incorrect footwear, poor biomechanics during exercise,dominance of calf use during endurance exercise and a lack of stretching can cause tightness in this area.

This standing calf stretch is easy to do your own.

We advise people to hold for 10sec’s,then move forward and hold for 30 sec’s, repeat again up to 2 mins.

As an alternative, you can get a great stretch standing on a step/curb, just the balls of your feet on the step, let one knee relax and the opposite heel to sink down keeping that leg straight, your body should remain upright also, hold for a minimum of 14 sec’s. Alternately repeat twice on each leg.

If you require more information on how to assess your flexibility please feel free to contact us