This move, inspired by the "Silly Walk" Monty Python skit, actually acts as an active hamstring stretch and is a great warmup exercise.
Here's how to target and loosen the soleus muscle in your calf.
Loosen up your IT Band so it doesn't bother you when you're running.
A basic stretch, but one you must make sure you're doing correctly.
Different stretches work different areas of the calf.
This is a great and simple post-run stretch that will address any tightness you may feel in your IT Band.
A couple of variations will make the classic quad stretch even more effective.
Stretch out your groin muscles after a good speed session with yoga-inspired stretch.
Increase stride length and reduce injury risk with this excellent exercise!