February 12, 2009

Handmade 2 x 4 Calf Stretcher

I made this little device in about 20 minutes from two, 12-inch long, 2 x 4 boards.
I glued them together, slightly offset (by 1/2 inch), with wood glue (see above).

This simple construction proves to be an essential part of my daily stretching routine. I believe that tight calf muscles lead to all sorts of maladies, such as plantar fasciitis. I gently stretch my calves on my "mini staircase" two to three times per day for about five minutes each session.

1 comment:

Dan said...

That's a great idea. I need to stretch more and see that in my living room will remind me to do it. I think I may even have some 2x4s in my shed.