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Standing Gastrocnemius Calf Stretch 101 Video Tutorial

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Standing Gastrocnemius Calf Stretch
Standing Gastrocnemius Calf Stretch

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Calves

Secondary Targets

Execution

Isolation

Force Type

Pull

Required Equipment

Body Weight

Fitness Level

Intermediate

Timer

Hour

Minute

Second

Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

The standing gastrocnemius calf stretch is an exercise that targets the gastrocnemius muscle of the calf. To perform this exercise, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes facing forward. Bend your knees slightly and place your hands on your hips. Slowly raise your heels up as high as you can, keeping your knees straight. Hold the stretch for 1030 seconds, then slowly lower your heels back down. Repeat this stretch 2-3 times on each leg.

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Variations

Variations of fitness exercises refer to different ways of performing a specific exercise or movement to target various muscle groups, intensities, or goals. These variations aim to challenge the body differently, prevent plateaus, and cater to individuals with varying fitness levels.

Alternatives

Alternative exercises in fitness refer to different movements or activities that target similar muscle groups or serve the same training purpose as the primary exercise. These alternative exercises can be used as substitutes when the original exercise is unavailable or challenging to perform due to various reasons such as equipment limitations, injuries, or personal preferences.

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