How do you know if your gastrocnemius needs some attention? The short story: because we all neglect this muscle. The gastroc is one of the most-used muscles in the body, and it tends to be a mess of adhesion and tightness.
Yoga Tune Up® Calf Stretch is a closed chain static stretch for your posterior chain that will lengthen your gastrocnemius muscle. Hold this pose until you feel change in the length of the gastroc. Remember that this muscle is used every time we take a step and lift up onto our toes or push the gas pedal. The gastrocnemius a hard worker, and it may take some time in this calf exercise to get it to unwind and lengthen. Don’t rush the process.