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Calf Stretch

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not push too far, just until you feel the stretch
  • Separate your hands and feet farther for a better stretch

Calf Stretch

This exercise stretches your calves and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Calves

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Calves

Starting Position: Get down on the ground on your hands and knees, then extend your legs so you are in a table position, feet flat and knees slightly bent. Make sure your hands are shoulder width apart, wrists are under your shoulders and your back is flat.

  1. 1 Lift one foot onto the other, placing the top of your foot behind your heel. Lean forward by pushing up on your toes until you feel the stretch in your calf.
  2. 2 Hold for about 10 seconds, then return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat steps one and two with the opposite leg.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.