Super Targeted Calf Stretch for Runners


This is one of the best calf stretches for runners to relieve tightness in the lower leg. In the video above, I’m going to show you my favourite calf stretch to target tightness in the various different areas of your calf region.

This subtle variation of a classic calf stretch against the wall is perfect for those with tight calves, and allows you to target areas of the inner and outer calf specifically.

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About The Author 

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.



  • Your website is fantastic for the side of running that we often forget/neglect. As a runner who suffers with calf cramp at longer distance (over 10 miles for a half and over 20 miles for a full marathon), I am always looking at ways to strengthen my legs.

    I understand from a sports massage that the pain from the cramps is where the MCL connects, do you have any advice for strengthen this area?

  • […] As someone with perpetually bad calves, I’ll always listen to someone who claims they can help loosen them up. […]

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