Best Calf Stretching Device: The Best Stretch Board For Your Knees?
The best calf stretching devices are not just for your calves, but they can be used to stretch other parts of your body too. A good stretch board will help you get rid of pain or improve flexibility in many areas of your body. You might have heard about the benefits of using these boards before, but now it’s time to put them into practice!
If you want to take care of your joints, muscles and tendons, then you need to stretch regularly. If you don’t do so, it can lead to injuries such as tendonitis or even arthritis. You can easily get injured if you’re not careful when doing any kind of exercise.
There are several types of stretching exercises that can be done at home without going out and spending money on expensive equipment.
You may think that stretching is only useful for your legs, but there are other parts of your body where you could benefit from stretching. Here are some examples:
• Shoulders • Back • Biceps • Forearms • Elbows (and forearms) • Calves (the most important part!)
So what’s the difference between calf stretchers and other kinds of stretch boards?
Well, there are two main differences. The first is that most other kinds of boards do not have anywhere near as much padding, which can lead to painful pressure points over time.
The second reason is that calf stretching devices are designed in a way that allows you to fully flex your feet upwards towards your shins, whereas most other stretch boards do not allow this. This can be problematic because it is this movement (known as dorsiflexion) that enables you to get a deeper stretch in your calves.
Sources & references used in this article:
Calf stretching device by AJ Pagliaro – US Patent App. 14/014,023, 2014 – Google Patents
Apparatus and method for stretching calf muscles by D Flaggs – US Patent 6,589,141, 2003 – Google Patents
Adjustable stretching machine by SH McGanty – US Patent 7,169,098, 2007 – Google Patents
Calf workout devices by AP Carrillo – US Patent 5,433,684, 1995 – Google Patents
Portable calf stretcher by AG James – US Patent 6,244,992, 2001 – Google Patents
Stretching machine by DR Davies III, D Dise – US Patent 5,421,801, 1995 – Google Patents
Calf stretcher by P Tsakiris – US Patent 7,857,733, 2010 – Google Patents
Calf blaster by R Garza – US Patent 7,125,373, 2006 – Google Patents
Multi-angle achilles tendon stretching pedaled trainer by YJ Liang – US Patent App. 10/463,425, 2004 – Google Patents