The Calf Grinder

One of the best calf stretches around!

The calf is one of the most forgotten areas in our body. This muscle works hard all day to propel us forward as we walk, stand up from our favorite chair and/or make us look so awesome in those high heels. All of these movements utilize the powerful contraction of our calf muscle but rarely do we place any stretch on these muscles to balance this out. This lack of stretch is often why modern-day humans are so limited in their ankle flexibility. This is why it’s so important to take part in this amazing calf stretch; The Calf Grinder!

Exercise

Grab a foam roller or release ball and place it under your affected calf muscle. Now, place the opposite leg over top the affected side to add some additional pressure over the roller. From this position, activley bring your toes up towards your nose on the affected side by bending your ankle until you feel a comfortable stretch in the back of the calf and then return to neutral. Rinse and repeat!

Time

Hang out in one spot for as long as you feel a stretch moving your foot up and down. As you feel it fade, shift the roll down your calf. Spend a total of 2 minutes per day working through your calf. Look at you go, you’re doing one of the BEST calf stretches around!

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