This is one of the stretches if you’re having Achilles Tendon issues. It loosens off the stronger Gastrocnemicus calf muscle. Next weeks stretch will loosen off the Soleus the deeper calf muscle.
Calf Straight Leg Stretch: Gastronemicus
- Place your hands against a wall (or tree, if you are outside) at shoulder height.
- Push your right leg out behind you, so that your ankle is fully extended, no bend in the knee (heel still pushed hard into the floor). You will feel the stretch in the top part of calf of the rear leg (gastrocnemius muscle).
The Strengthening Exercise to go with this (as part of the Alfredson Protocol, the only way to beat Achilles Tendinitis) is on my Personal Training page