Calf Muscle Stretch Tutorial

Stretch for Tight Calf Muscles

This is a beginner stretch video for your calves. So Katelyn’s going to take a step back with her right leg and she can use the wall for support. And she’s just going to bend forward a little bit with her left knee and lean forward into the wall.calf stretch for tight calf muscles

Now, if you notice, Katelyn has her right heel off of the ground, she’s going to put her foot down. There you go. That’ll get a better stretch for her calves. Now she can adjust to stretch different parts of her calves, but notice, she maintains a really good posture the whole way through. She is not tucking her chin forward. She does not have a rounded back. Her posture is great. You’re going to hold that stretch for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat on the opposite side. Again, make sure you have your both heels flat on the ground and hold each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat each stretch throughout the day as necessary.

To stretch out your calves, you’re going to put your left foot right up against the wall at an angle. And notice how Katelyn is using her hands to support herself, while maintaining a nice posture. So she’s got a nice curve in her low back, and she’s looking straight ahead and she’s not tucking her chin forward. So she has a nice curve in her middle back and neck. You’re going to hold that stretch for 20 to 30 seconds, and then you’re going to switch sides.

You want to do this stretch multiple times during the day, anywhere where you can find a wall. And you’re going to want to hold this stretch 20 to 30 seconds on each side.