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.


  • Your raised leg should be completely straight during the contraction.
  • Sit tall during the stretch with your head and neck neutral.
  • Only go as far as is comfortable for you.
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