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Standing Calf Stretch

Exercise Tips

  • Do not push too far, just until you feel the stretch

Standing 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 in front of a wall with both arms fully extended out, hands several inches above your head level. Your feet should be one in front of the other, about a foot apart, your front knee bent and your back leg straight, heel on the floor.

  1. 1 Push against the wall until you feel a stretch in your back calf.
  2. 2 Hold for five seconds, then return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat steps one and two with the other leg.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.