To stretch your calf without stretching your foot inappropriately:
- Place your foot a comfortable step back from the wall. Not too far.
- Point your second toe forward–straight ahead toward the wall.
- Gently lift your arch off the floor. This puts your ankle in neutral so you don’t stretch your foot instead of your calf.
- Keeping your heel on the floor, gently lean forward so you maintain a straight line from your heel through your hip, shoulders and ear.
*Remember these KEY POINTS: You don’t need to be too aggressive with the stretch because after 30 seconds you will feel a stretch. Try to stretch each side for at least 30 seconds. Two times.