So a couple posts ago, I showed you some excellent stretches for the muscles surrounding the knee joint that are essential for knee rehab.  Stretching the calf muscles–gastrocnemius and soleus–is a major part of this rehab, especially if the knees hurt.  Starting with the downward facing dog is a good, safe bet; but once some length is achieved in these muscles (and, if rehabbing, once stability sets in) you can then take the calf stretches to the next level.

In this video, I demonstrate what I find to be the best calf stretches one can do.  Very important to hit both calf muscles, and I find that the soleus is often over-looked.  When the soleus is left un-stretched, it can lead to things like soleus strain, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

Watch the video to learn some easy and effective stretches you can do regularly at home.  Have fun.

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