How to Do Gastroc Stretch, Pronation & Supination
The gastroc stretch pronation and supination should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the gastroc stretch pronation and supination.
Beginning Gastroc Stretch
Stand near a wall or tall sturdy object , bring one leg forward for support and lean toward the wall. Your forward leg should be in a straight line to the ground.
Gastroc Stretch Movement
1. Keep one foot forward and one behind while pointing both feet forward. Make sure your back leg is straight (the one you're stretching). Lean forward from the back ankle to the front knee.
2. Keep your back heel firmly planted on the ground. In your rear calf, you should feel a stretch.
Gastroc Stretch Benefits
The Achilles tendon is formed when the ends of the gastroc and soleus tendons merge at the ankle. Stretching these muscles will help prevent injury to the ankle and the numerous small muscles that assist maintain the ankle, as well as the chance of tearing your Achilles tendon.