How to tone up calves with a vibration plate. By helping to stabilize your ankles and feet, this exercise will also help to prevent common running injuries by strengthening the calves. This exercise can be performed on a vibration plate as demonstrated in the video above, or, it can be done on the floor. Your calves are muscles that are used all the time but are often overlooked when stretching. Tight calves can lead to injury and can shorten your calf muscles, this should be prevented through incorporating this exercise into your workout routine.
Begin by standing in the centre of the vibration plate. Your feet should be evenly distributing your body weight. Rise up onto the balls of your feet and hold, staying balanced. Make sure that you maintain a straight back and a tight abdomen. Straight away you will feel tension in your calf muscles. Proceed to lower yourself back down to your starting position. Repeat this exercise for a minimum of 30 seconds.
Add variation and difficulty to the exercise by trying to bend your knees while still keeping your body weight on the balls of your feet. This will heighten the stretch and its effects on your calves.