List of Calf Stretches
Here are a variety of calf stretches used by martial arts students. Given the kicking and rapid movement involved in most martial arts, students need to stretch their calves in order to avoid injuries such as a torn calf muscle.
All stretches should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional martial arts stretches targeting other areas of the body, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretches page.
Calf Stretches – Instructions & Videos
- Dynamic Calf Stretch
- Foot on Wall Calf Stretch
- Heel Drop Stretch
- Runner’s Calf Stretch – Also known as Sprinter’s Calf Stretch, Push-Up Calf Stretch, etc.
- Soleus Stretch
- Standing Calf Stretch with Wall
- Standing Gastroc Stretch – Also known as Standing Gastrocnemius Stretch, Standing Foot Pull Stretch, etc.
- Towel Foot Stretch
Basic Standing Calf Stretch
Runner’s Calf Stretch