The Tibialis anterior, Gastrocnemius, and Soleus muscles are three important muscles in the calf region. The Tibialis anterior muscle runs along the front of the shin bone and is responsible for flexing the foot upwards. The Gastrocnemius muscle, located at the back of the leg, is responsible for plantarflexion of the foot, while the Soleus muscle, located beneath the Gastrocnemius, also helps in plantarflexion.
Stretching these muscles regularly can help to maintain flexibility and reduce the risk of injury. Incorporating stretches such as the wall stretch, stair stretch, and towel stretch can help to keep these muscles healthy and strong.