This fitness video demonstrates a calf stretch. The calf muscle is located at the back of the lower leg.
There are actually two muscles making up the calves. The first is the gastrocnemius and the other is the soleus muscle.
These two muscles taper and merge together at the calf.
While walking, running or jumping, this muscle pulls the heel up and allows forward movement.
When stretching this area, you want to be careful not to stretch too deep causing small tears in the muscle. When this happens, you strain the calf muscle which can cause pain and discomfort.
This exercise video series has many stretches that are performed in the comfort and security of a chair. It's a great way to stretch for seniors or those with physical disabilities.
Lower Body Dumbbell Exercises
Strengthen your legs, hips and glutes with these exercises. Using dumbbell weights allows you to easily pick the right resistance for your strength training workout.
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