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Dynamic Calf Stretch

A dynamic stretch for the calf muscles

Tags: middle school, stretches & strength, dynamic stretches



  1. Starting down on all fours, raise the hips up in the air so the body forms an upside-down "V." The knees and elbows should be straight.
  2. Lift one foot off the ground and rest it on the opposite ankle.
  3. Very gently, lower the heel of the planted foot down as close to the ground as possible.
  4. Lift the heel, rising back up onto the ball of the foot and repeat.

Performance Points:

  • Point the grounded foot straight ahead.
  • Keep the grounded leg straight.
  • Keep the back straight.
  • Lift and lower the heel at a fluid, controlled pace.
  • Lower the heel as close to the ground as possible without overstretching.

Training Specifics:

Duration / Reps: 10-15 times on each leg

When: During the pre-workout, warm-up routine


  • Warms up and stretches the calf muscles

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