The ABC Foot stretch is just as it sounds. Pointing and flexing your toes try and write each letter or the alphabet in the air. It is important to make the motions as big as possible for best results. Once you make it from A to Z, you can pretend you are doing the exercise in wet cement. You can write block letters or cursive, it does not matter. It is all good.
This is the easiest stretch and most effective strengthening exercise for your feet, ankles, and small muscles of the calf. I always had TXRG Rec N’ Rollerderby gals do these to ABC’s to help them with shin splints and foot cramping. They did them with their skates on after the warm up!
I have been doing these since I broke my leg. The ABC’s stretch wakes up all the muscles in the calf, and it really has helped me feel more stable on my leg.