Lower Legs Exercise Database -> Standing Gastrocnemius Calf Stretch


Standing Gastrocnemius Calf Stretch

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Standing Gastrocnemius Calf Stretch

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Lower Legs

Other Muscle Groups : Back , Upper Legs

Type : Stretching

Mechanics : N/A

Equipment : Bench

Difficulty : Beginner

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Targeted Muscle Group

Lower Legs

How To Perform Exercise

Steps :

1.) Start off by placing a bench, step or platform in front of your body then taking your right heel and placing it on top of the platform.

2.) Lean forward with your upper body and grab onto your right toe with your right hand, keeping your left leg bent behind you and straight.

3.) Take your left hand, place it on your left thigh to help support the extra weight placed upon your left leg.

4.) Keep pulling your toes until you feel a stretch in your calf then hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds.

5.) Return back to the starting position and repeat for as many reps, sets and however long you desire.