The Calf Stretch: Place the leg you are trying to stretch in back. With your hands up against the wall and keeping your back heel down on the ground, lean your body forward. Your back toes should be pointed straight and you should feel the stretch in the back of your calf. It is important to keep your knee straight. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat 3 times on each side.
The Hip Stretch: Whichever leg you are stretching should remain on the ground. Place your other leg up on the second stair or on a chair. Lean forward until you feel a stretch in the front of your hip. Unlike the calf stretch, it is OK if your heel comes off of the ground. Keep your knee straight and your toes pointed forward. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat 3 times on each side.
The Inner Thigh Stretch: with your legs greater than shoulder-width apart, put your hands on your hips and shift your weight side to side. Push your hips out as you transfer weight on to that leg. You should feel an inner thigh stretch with this. Rock back and forth 20 times.
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