|This stretches the deep calf muscle also known as the Soleus muscle, as well as improve ankle dorsiflexion movement. Calf flexibility is important for normal biomechanics of the foot, ankle and knee during gait and squatting. Calf tightness can cause shin splints, plantar fascia issues, achilles problems, stress fractures and much more. Therefore it is important to take time to stretch and release the calf muscles.
Stand with toe resting on wall and heel on floor. Other leg behind you. Use hands to support yourself against wall. Bend both knees and slowly lean towards wall until you feel stretch in the back of your calf. Hold for 30 seconds