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Wall Calf Stretch with Ball

Stretches the calves.

Equipment:
A stability ball and wall

Exercise:

  1. Place your hands against the ball at chest level.
  2. Walk your feet away until you are leaning into the ball at a slanted angle.
  3. Press your right heel into the floor as you bend the other leg.
  4. Hold for the desired length of time. Repeat on the other side.

Performance Tips:

  1. You can do a two-leg modification by pressing down on both heels.
  2. You can do a dynamic version by alternating from one leg to the other or lifting both heels up and down. Do 10-12 repetitions.
  3. If you do the static version, hold the stretch for 10-30 seconds.

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