Stretching is key before participating in martial arts. Learn how to stretch from our Muay Thai expert in this free video clip.
Okay now what we're going to do is we're going to get a stretch in there for our calves, because we stretched out the quads, we're going to be warming up the hamstrings and things, we want to do a stretch for our calves. So what you want to do is just get down, all fours, get your body in a nice V. Just make sure both legs are nice and straight. Just from here, just sit and stretch. Move your hips around, find where the best stretch is for you. Then you can go and you can bend one knee, lifting that heel up off the ground, and really concentrate on one side at a time, and then alternate to the other side. Now when you do those, that is more of a top of the calf kind of stretch, and you want to get into ones that also do the bottom. So what you do there is you get to the same position and you bend your knee slightly, and do the same thing here. Go up to off the heel on one side, and the same thing on the alternate side. A lot of times people only stretch half the muscle so you still get a strain. He's like, "Oh, I stretched, but I still got these strains and these pulls." You got to make sure you do the whole thing, top and bottom and both sides.