“Out-of-shape athletes should be particularly careful when they do stretching exercises to prevent overstretching. Take things slowly and start exercising a few weeks ahead of time.”
— Alix von Melle | LOWA PRO Team
Preparation for the activity Stretching
Fold forward, use the heel of your stretched leg to raise your toes and touch the tips of your toes with your hands. Stretch calf muscles in particular. Stretch for a short period, and then switch legs. Pull one leg backwards in turns until the bottom of your foot touches your buttocks. Maintain the stretch for a brief period of time.