Stretching calves improves flexibility, reduces the risk for injury and supports the muscle recovery process especially when working a lot on the serve.

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The calves are utilized during every step and especially during explosive jumps, such as during the service motion or overhead smashing.

The stretching calves stretch can be used to prevent muscle strains and increase range of motion at the ankles.

Therefore, stretching the calves regularly makes sense.

Stretching Calves Stretch Description Summary

Stretching Calves Stretch

Stretching Calves Stretch

  1. Stand up straight, take a step, and position one leg in front of the other; place arms against a wall/fence
  2. Maintain ground contact with the heel of the rear foot, lean forward, and transition body weight to the front foot
  3. Hold stretch for 45 seconds

Targeted Musculature

  • Gastrocnemius (calve)
  • Soleus (calve)

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Apart from the stretching calves stretch we have some other stretches for you that target the muscles acting on the leg.

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