7 Calf Wall Stretch Breathing & Stretches
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- Increase ankle mobility
- Calf Musculature
How to Perform
- Begin facing a wall.
- Bring the toes of your right foot up on to the wall and the heel on the floor.
- Ensuring you maintain a soft but straight right leg, move your body up and over the right heel to feel a deep stretch of the calf muscle.
- Repeat on the other side.
- This stretch is challenging without foot ware as the toes may bend and become uncomfortable, while decreasing the stretch at the ankle. Try the stretch in running shoes.
- Ensure your heel is close enough to the wall to encourage an optimal calf stretch.
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