Kneeling Calf Stretch Exercise Guide

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Kneeling Calf Stretch is a bodyweight exercise that works your soleus.

Kneeling Calf Stretch is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your legs, lower body and lower legs.

It requires no equipment to do.

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How to do Kneeling Calf Stretch

Setup

Kneel on lower hip. Put foot of opposite leg flat on board.

Exercise

Lean forward so knee travels beyond toes. Hold stretch . Repeat with opposite leg.

Tips

  • Keep foot flat on floor.

Muscles Worked

The muscles used for kneeling calf stretch may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for kneeling calf stretch are:

Primary Muscles

  • Soleus

Synergyst Muscles

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Kneeling Calf Stretch work?
Kneeling Calf Stretch works soleus.
What is Kneeling Calf Stretch good for?
Kneeling Calf Stretch is beneficial for conditioning, for stretching and to strengthen. It works the best for legs, lower body and lower legs, as it works soleus. Kneeling Calf Stretch is a great bodyweight exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Kneeling Calf Stretch a good exercise?
Kneeling Calf Stretch is a popular bodyweight exercise for soleus.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Standards and Averages

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Alternatives

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Variations

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Classification

Type(s) Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength
Muscles Worked Soleus
Difficulty Level(s) Moderate
Equipment No Equipment
Location At Gym, At Home, Outdoor
Major Exercise Single Leg Stretch

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Soleus
Synergyst muscle(s)

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