Multiplanar Soleus Calf Stretch

Multiplanar Soleus Calf Stretch


Hey Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
show you how to stretch the lower part of the calf, a dynamic multiplanar way.
The lower part of the calf, sometimes called the soleus. It’s the part of the
calf musculature that does not cross the knee. We’re going to bend the knee while we
stretch. You just want to find a wall for balance. Ideally you’ll have bare feet
when you’re doing this stretch, but it also works with she is on. You get a
little more intense stress when your feet are bare and there’s no heel lift in the
shoe. Place your foot: we’re going to stretch the left foot, so left ankle, left
calf. Make sure your foot is perpendicular. Foot’s
perpendicular to the wall. So there’s my foot perpendicular to the wall. We step
forward. I’m stretching my left foot back there and then we’re going to keep the
heel grounded. I’m going to really put weight into the left heel at the same
time. Push my knee forward. I’m pushing this knee forward as i ground the heel,
using the wall for balance as I shift my hips. I can widen my stance
laterally and that allows me to get more of a hip shift, still keeping
that heel grounded. I’m stretching all of those little muscles the lower part of
the calf and that side to side shift helps me stretch all the different
fibers that are at different angles. The ankle is a multi plane joint it hinges
and also moves in all these other directions. So getting as much multi
directional movement while you’re stretching the muscles that cross it can
be really helpful in hitting all the aspects of the calf muscle. Give that a
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