What are the
best calf stretches? While
there are lots of different ways to stretch the calf, the single best
way is with an angled board. Stretching the calf is an important part
of treating calf injury, as well as prevention of injuries like
and plantar faciitis
. Read on to find
angle boards are expensive. They are the best way to stretch the calf,
but the cost for an angle board is somewhat prohibitive for the
recreational athlete. With that said, it is really easy to make an
angled board for yourself. Most gyms and health clubs should have an
angle board available for use.
on the angled board are simple. You just stand on the board, and hold
the stretch for 3-5 seconds, and then repeat. Really nothing to it.
If you want to
build your own angle board, use a 30 degree angle for the slanted
There are lots of variations for stretching on the angled board. You can
place it next to a step and step over the board with one leg.
variation is to stand on one leg, hold onto something for balance, and
then rotate your hips right and left. This will change the areas of
stretch in the calf. You can also stand on the board with your knees
slightly bent. This moves the stretch lower into the achilles and ankle.
the calf is important to prevent injuries, as well as treating injuries
like achilles tendonitis, plantar faciitis, and ankle sprains.
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