Standing Gastroc Stretch

Standing Gastroc Stretch

This page provides details for the martial arts stretch known as the Standing Gastroc Stretch. This stretch is also called the Standing Gastrocnemius Stretch, Standing Foot Pull Stretch, etc.

This stretch is used by martial arts students in order to loosen their calf muscles (because a torn calf muscle is a common martial arts injury). A standing gastroc stretch involves reaching down and pulling up on the front of the foot.

All stretches should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and 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.

Instructional Video for the Standing Gastroc Stretch

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