Help me with this calf stretch.
So Mark posted this link [url=http://sanfranciscocrossfit.blogspot.com/2008/11/your-calves-are-tight-bro.html]San Francisco Crossfit: Your Calves Are Tight, Bro[/url] last week in response to a reader's question about not being able to squat without falling over. I sort of have that problem as well. So I've been trying the stretch described in that article, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right.
It says to hold your breath, contract your muscle, and lean into the wall for 5 seconds, then exhale and lean into it more for 10 seconds. When I exhale and lean into it more, I don't actually feel any difference. When you stop contracting the muscle after the initial 5 seconds, are you supposed to feel the muscle relax? Because I don't. I don't becuase it's already in a stretched position...I don't know, it's weird. I must be doing it wrong.
Also, is it okay to readjust the position of your foot in between cycles, or are you supposed to keep your foot up the entire time?