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Hands Down 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

Hands Down 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: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Lean down and touch the ground with your fingers, bending your knees.

  1. 1 Keeping your fingers on the ground and knees bent, kick one leg back about 1.5 feet and lower your heel until you feel a stretch in your calf..
  2. 2 Hold for ten seconds, then return back 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.