Soleus Stretch

The soleus stretch focuses on the back of the lower leg and stretches the soleus muscle. The Soleus Stretch can be performed as a preparatory stretch.

Body Part and Muscle Group
The Soleus Stretch focuses on the back of the lower leg. The Soleus is the muscle being stretched.


  • Starting from a normal standing position.
  • Take a small/half step forward (keep both feet facing forward).
  • Keeping your weight evenly distributed, bend/flex both knees (keep knees directly above ankles).

Progression: Flex the knees more (sit lower).

Alternative: The Calf Stretch.

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