The calves are some of the most overused but overlooked muscles in the body. And if you run or wear heels regularly stretching your calves is a must. Too-tight calves aren’t only painful, they can lead to injuries including shin splints, calf pulls and stress fractures. They can be done at home or work! It’s your choice!


Stand a little less than arm’s distance away from the wall. Step your left leg forward and your right leg back, keeping your feet parallel. With the leg straight or bent the heel needs to stay on the ground and the pull should be felt on the back of the calf.  Hold for 20 to 30 seconds and switch legsVideo Player.