The calf stretch should be a key element to any warm up. It is important to stretch your whole body both before and after your workout. This stretch will particularly reduce the risk of knee injuries and relieve pain in the knee, ankle and calf areas.
Start off by standing on the vibration plate with one foot in front of the other. It’s best to do this positioned sideways onto the plate so as to ensure you have enough space. Your feet should be shoulder width apart with your toes facing forwards.
Hold the hand rail and lunge forward very slightly. Push your rear heel down and into the vibration plate. Your rear leg should be straightened out and you should feel the stretch in your rear calf.
Hold this stretch for 30 seconds making sure you keep a neutral spine whilst you keep your abs engaged. Repeat the same exercise technique for the other leg to make for an equal stretch to both legs.
This stretch is both simple and effective. For more vibration plate stretches that can be used as a part of your warm up or warm down routine, please take a look at our other vibration plate exercise videos. If you have any questions about your exercise technique, or would like any help in reaching your fitness goals don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.