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In this article we are going to show you how to make Calf stretch against wall:
Standing in front of wall, as if you were pushing it, step forward with one foot and stretch leg back to elongate calf
Step by step
1-Stand in front of a wall and lean hands as if pushing the wall.
2-Take one step forward and leave knee flexed.
3-Lean back foot on floor with extended leg.
4-Stretch calf of back leg for the indicated time and then change leg.
Extend back leg completely.
Separate heel from floor.
If you do not feel the tug on the thigh of the backward leg, flex knee of forward leg to lower gravity center.
Stand in front of the wall and lean hand on it as if pushing. Place one foot forward in front of the wall and leave knee flexed. Lean back foot on floor and leave knee flexed. Now the position of your feet is like taking a big step and your trunk is inclined. Stretch the calf of the back leg for the indicated time and then change leg.
Basic Muscles Explanation
Calves are located in the posterior part of the leg. The calf is a two-headed muscle that crosses the knee joints and the ankle. The soleus is wider than the gastrocnemius and is located under it. When the soleus is well developed we can notice its presence at the sides and a bit under the calves. Together, soleus and gastrocnemius are known as calves.
Muscles & Joint Actions
In the ankle extension or heel elevation, feet move away from shins. In the extensions the heel is under the foot thus elongating the calf and the soleus.
Calf stretches are vital in races and jumps, their development improves the final thrust needed to push body forward or upward. This includes jumps in volleyball, basketball or springboard. In races or in march, the ankle extension can generate the necessary force to push body forward at a maximum speed. The most demanding sports can develope calf definition but will not increase muscular mass.
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