Exercise: Seated Leg Raise Calf Stretch
Equipment: chair or bench
Targeted Muscles: hamstrings, gastrocnemius
Type of Exercise:stretch (isometric)
Action: Sit towards the edge of the bench or chair with your legs at right angles and your feet firmly planted on the floor. Grasp the seat on either side for more stability and sit up tall. Keeping your foot flexed, raise your right leg off the ground contracting your upper leg muscles. Hold this isometric contraction for 7-15 seconds, relax for at least 20 seconds in between stretches and repeat with the opposite leg.