In all of my years of running I’ve never really experienced leg or calf cramps. Sure, my calves might be a little sore after a long run but nothing like I experience these days. One of the (many) “side effects” of pregnancy is leg cramps. I’m not talking about some quick little twitch, no I’m talking about wake-you-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-screaming leg cramps. These little added bonuses of pregnancy are my worst nightmare.
When Medi-Dyne reached out and asked me if I wanted to review the ProStretch and StretchRite, I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough. These little gems saved my legs – and my life.
The ProStretch Plus is the ultimate tool for preventing and relieving plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tight calves & hamstrings. The patented ProStretch Plus rocker design automatically holds your foot in the optimal position for providing a biomechanically accurate and efficient stretch that’s been proven to work the lower leg muscles more effectively. I use ProStrech Plus before & after a run and before I go to bed. My favorite feature is that the ProStretch Plus is customizeable – I create the type of stretch I want. It helps keep my calves feeling (semi) normal and has helped reduce the frequency of my leg cramps.
The StretchRite is a much better version of trying to stretch with a towel or elastic band. The patented StretchRite gives you a safer, more effective way to improve flexibility and get total body relief for sore, tight muscles. This has been a lifesaver for my lower back and legs – stretching helps remove tightness and I recover faster after each workout. The StretchRite is customizable so you can increase/decrease tension based on handgrip and position; a nice benefit since I’m more flexible in some parts of my body versus others.
Final Thoughts: If you’re looking for an inexpensive but highly effective stretching tool, Medi-Dyne has the best products on the market. Medi-Dyne products are multi-use (e.g., hamstring, plantar fasciitis, calf cramps, etc.) – and this is important for someone who doesn’t like clutter. Overall, I’ve been extremely happy with the results, and the quality of product is high.
Order yours today: http://www.medi-dyne.com/
In addition to stretching before and after activity, I ice my legs/feet, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and eat a well-balanced diet.
For more reviews and (virgin) margaritas, follow me:
Disclaimer: Medi-Dyne provided me with the ProStretch Plus and StretchRite, however I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.