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Achilles Stretches

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Achilles Stretch Videos

Watch the achilles stretching videos below to improve your achilles flexibility and relieve tight achilles and calf muscles.

Achilles stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the achilles and calf muscles. Good achilles flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the achilles and calf.

Sports that benefit from the achilles stretches below include: Basketball and Netball; Boxing; Cycling; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering; Ice hockey and Field hockey; Ice Skating, Roller Skating and Inline Skating; Martial Arts; racquet sports like Tennis, Badminton and Squash; Running, Track and Cross Country; running sports like Football, Soccer, Gridiron and Rugby; Snow Skiing and Water Skiing; Surfing; Swimming; Walking and Race Walking.

Achilles Muscles being Stretched


During the following achilles stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the achilles and calf that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following achilles stretches.

.   Soleus

.  Tibialis Posterior

.  Flexor Hallucis Longus

.  Flexor Digitorum Longus

.  Peroneus Longus and Brevis