Step Stretch

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Step Stretch


Target Body Part:
Legs - Calves and Shins

Equipment Needed:
Raised Platform/Box

Step 1

Starting Position: Place a step with two risers on each side (or used a raise stable platform) against a wall. Place your right foot on the step so your whole foot is in contact with the step. Place your left foot on the back of the step so only the ball of the foot is in contact with the step. The heel of the left foot is off the step. Engage your abdominal muscles stabilize your spine. Move your shoulder blades down and back without arching your low back. Gently place your fingertips on the wall for balance in this position.

 

Step 2

Action: Slowly lower the back (left) heel toward the ground while bending the right knee. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds for 2-4 repetitions on each side.

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