Wall Calf Stretch, Straight Knee

STRETCH

How to Do

How to Do Wall Calf Stretch, Straight Knee

The wall calf stretch straight knee 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 wall calf stretch straight knee.

Beginning

Beginning Wall Calf Stretch

1. Face a wall and place your hands on the wall at eye level. Place the injured leg approximately a step behind the other.

2. Bend your front knee and slowly pull your hip and chest toward the wall, keeping your back leg straight and your back heel on the floor, until you feel a stretch in your back leg's calf.

3. For at least 15 to 30 seconds, hold the stretch.

4. Rep 2–4 times more.

Movement

Wall Calf Stretch Movement

1. Start off by facing a wall at an arm's length away. Stand tall with a straight spine and your shoulders pulled down your back and your chest thrust out.

2. Both of your arms will be straight in front of you with your palms flat on the wall.

3. One leg is going to be in front of you so that your toe rests on the edge of the wall. Your other leg will be a couple of feet behind you so that your foot rests flat on the ground.

4. Shift forward so you feel tension on your back calf muscle. Hold this position for the allotted time and repeat with the opposite leg.

Benefits

Wall Calf Stretch Benefits

Increase your range of motion in the short term.

Long-term flexibility should be increased.

Muscle soreness is relieved.


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