AREAS INVOLVED: Gastrocnemius, Soleus
Stand near an immovable object. Bend one leg forward and lean against object. Keeping the back leg straight and the heel on the floor, gently lean forward until mild tension in the calf is felt.
Hold for 15 seconds, then flex knee gently so that a mild tension is felt above the heel. (This emphasizes the soleus.) Hold for 15 seconds and return to the starting position.
Repeat sequence with the opposite leg.