Calf Stretches - Relieve Those Tight Muscles Pronto!

Calf stretches help ease the tension in your calf muscles from running, walking and climbing stairs. If you have been diligently doing your stretches, then good! If not, now is the time to start.

I will show you several stretching exercises you can do. Remember that it is entirely up to you which one you feel like trying. At the end of the day, all of them help you to achieve one simple thing - flexible calf muscles.

Keep in mind that when you attempt the exercises, you should feel the stretch in your calf. Should you feel the pull anywhere else, there is a high chance that you are doing it wrongly. Stop the exercise, read through the instructions one more time, and try again.

Calf Stretches That You Will Learn

  • Wall stretch


  • Lunge stretch


  • Standing heel flex stretch


  • Seated heel flex stretch


Wall Stretch

You just need a wall, it's that simple!

  • Facing the wall, stand a few steps away from the wall.


  • Keeping your feet flat on the floor, place your right leg two steps ahead of your left leg.


  • Keep your left leg straight, and bend your right knee. Lean forward, supporting yourself using the wall, if necessary.


  • Hold the stretch for 10 seconds.


  • Repeat the entire process, now placing your left leg forward.

Lunge Stretch

This is similar to the wall stretch, except you prop yourself by placing your hands on the knee of the leg placed in front.

  • Place your right foot two steps ahead of your left foot.


  • Keeping your feet flat on the ground, bend your right knee. Support yourself by placing your hands on your right knee.


  • Hold the stretch for 10 seconds.


  • Repeat this process, now placing your left foot forward.

Standing Heel Flex Stretch

  • Take one step forward, but don't bring both feet together.


  • Lean forward, bending your left knee, and keeping your right leg straight, until both of your thighs are meeting.


  • Hold the stretch for 10 seconds.


  • Repeat this exercise, now bending your right knee and keeping your left leg straight.

This is my personal favourite out of all the calf stretches! Give it a go! You will love it. If it hurts, you should do it even more often to help loosen your muscles.

Seated Heel Flex Stretch

  • Sit on the floor, or on an exercise mat and bend your knees. Flex your feet and hold on to your toes.


  • Slowly move your feet forward until you feel a stretch in your calves.


  • Hold the stretch for 10 seconds.


This is only one of the stretches that I don't really fancy, but hey, if you enjoy it, then I'm glad that I shared it with you!

Final Words From Azri

I hope that I have given you enough examples of the various calf stretches that you can do. Stretching is incredibly important, to prevent those painful muscle cramps and spasms. Start stretching today and you might feel better doing your day-to-day activities.

I simply cannot emphasize enough how important it is to stretch on top of your regular exercises. Therefore, do not procrastinate any longer and start flexing and lengthening those muscles!

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