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Exercise Demonstrations

Calf Stretch

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Calf Stretch Exercise

Starting Position

This exercise is done in a standing position. You will begin with feet shoulder width apart.

Action

Step forward in a half lunge, the back foot is in a fixed position with the knee slightly bent. Stretch the back calf by bending and straitening your back leg while remaining in the half lunge position. Repeat twice with each leg, alternating legs. Hold each stretch approximately 12-15 seconds.

Special Instructions

To keep balance and really get the best stretch possible, clasp your hands and place them over the top of your front thigh. You may also use one hand on a chair or wall to help your balance as well.