One of the major benefits of Stretching is that it increases your flexibility. While Stretching may appear a bit bland as compared with resistance exercises such as Training with Free Weights and Weight Training Exercises, without a good stretch, you will not be able to minimize the risk of injury.
The calf consists of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. In Calf Stretches, the soleus muscle is stretched on the knee that bends forward. On the other hand, the gastrocnemius muscle is stretched on the knee that is extended behind you.
|STEP 1: Lean forward with your hand at shoulder level against a wall. Bend your right leg forward and extend the other leg with a straight knee behind.|
|STEP 2: Keeping your lower back flat, gently move your hips forward. Make sure to keep the heel of your left leg on the ground with your toes pointed towards the wall. Don’t bounce. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.|
It would be relaxing if we get into a really good Stretching session to release all of the accumulated tension our bodies take each day. For a great full, upper, or lower body Stretching Sequence, go to Fitness Exercises – Stretching Sequences.