Standing soleus stretch

STRETCH

What is it and benefits?


Soleus with Proneus and Supination is a beginner exercise that stretches the legs and calves.

Who should perform it?
This exercise may be performed by healthy exercisers who are able to stretch the legs without feeling any pain. They must also demonstrate good flexibility in the legs and hips.

Getting Started
Stand facing a wall or sturdy column. Position the left foot closer to the wall and the right foot behind. Bend the right knee to about a 30 degree angle keeping the right heel on the floor. Keeping the elbows tucked, bend both arms and place the hands near the shoulders. With the palms pressing against the wall, lean your chest against it. Suck in the tummy in an attempt to make the navel touch the spine.

How to Do the Exercise
Slowly move the hips so that the legs and calves rotate in both directions until you’ve completed the required number of repetitions. Then, switch sides and repeat the process with the opposing leg.

Be Safe!
Be certain to discontinue this exercise should any pain occur.

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