Hip flexor and soleus (lower calf muscle) release:
- Using an elevated surface such as stairs, a chair on a stable surface, or an outdoor ledge, lift one leg and place in a lunge position on the elevated surface.
- Be sure to have knee at a 90 degree angle over your foot. The opposite leg should be relatively straight without locking the knee.
- Moving in a back and forth motion, stretch forward, getting deeper into the hip flexor and pushing off with your calf.
- Then, as you stretch back, lengthen and stretch the calf more.