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Movements

Achilles Stretch - Soccer

Starting Position

  • Push up position with hips piked in the air and one foot crossed over the other

Procedure

  • Actively pull toes to shin and press heel to ground until stretch is felt in calf and achilles and hold 2 seconds
  • Contract calf, pointing toes and repeat

 

Coaching Keys

  • Exhale during stretch
  • Increase range of motion of stretch with each repetition

You Should Feel It

  • Stretch in calf and achilles tendon

Variation

  • Perform stretch with back knee bent

Tags: Stretching, Calves, Soccer, Ankle

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