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Calf Stretches

Calf Stretch Videos
Watch the calf stretching videos below to improve your calf flexibility and relieve tight calf and lower leg muscles.
Calf stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the calf and lower leg muscles. Good calf flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the calf and lower leg.
Sports that benefit from the calf 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.
Calf Muscles being Stretched

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

. Gastrocnemius

. Semimembranosus

. Semitendinosis

.Biceps Femoris

.Tibialis Posterior

. Flexor Hallucis Longus

.Flexor Digitorum Longus

. Peroneus Longus and Brevis

. Plantaris