The new Slant Doubles from Forte Fitness feature a 22-degree incline, ideal for elevating your heel with grip to target glutes, quads, hamstrings, VMO, adductors, abductors, calves, ankles and lower back. With a more enhanced workout, you can achieve a full squat, work on full range of motion and maximise your performance.
Our slant doubles are manufactured in the UK and made of aluminium, making it a sturdy and lightweight (<1kg each), portable slant platform option.
W: 15cm L: 30cm H: 12.5cm
Weight: less than 1kg each
WHAT ARE SQUAT WEDGE BLOCKS?
Squat wedge blocks, sometimes referred to as slant boards or blocks for exercise, are essential tools in achieving deeper squat positions effortlessly while incorporating a range of exercises including yoga, calf stretching, and weightlifting. Crafted to facilitate an optimal squat position by elevating the heel, these durable and non-slip aluminium blocks are pivotal in executing knees-over-toes movements, highly promoted by Ben Patrick in his ATG program.
Beyond squats, these wedge blocks offer a versatile platform for an array of exercises that will enhance your gym routine phenomenally. From facilitating lunges to helping in post-workout stretches, the uses are endless, helping in muscle rehab, improving posture, ensuring balance and stability, and much more.
Not only do they enhance workouts, they also provide useful health benefits to the user. This includes:
- Helping muscles rehab
- Improving posture
- Relieving stress on muscles
- Preventing inflammation on muscles
And much more!
HOW DO SQUAT WEDGE BLOCKS ASSIST SQUATS?
Using a squat wedge block not only guides beginners towards achieving a fuller range of motion but significantly helps seasoned fitness enthusiasts in improving their squat technique, encouraging a deeper squat by utilising the slant feature to promote better ankle mobility and ROM. Moreover, the anti-slip properties of the wedge block ensure safety, preventing any undesirable slip during intense sessions.
By incorporating a squat wedge in your exercise regimen, you unlock the pathway to bigger and stronger legs, offering substantial support to your knees and ankles, a crucial factor in building strength and muscle endurance while preserving the health of your joints.
WHY DO SQUATS WITH ELEVATED HEELS?
Squatting using a squat wedge block will elevate your heels for the exercise, which remarkably reduces dorsiflexion, aiding in a more natural squat posture and promoting strength and flexibility while minimising the risk of injuries. This technique is a catalyst in fast-tracking strength build up in athletes, focusing on muscle engagement rather than straining the hips, knees, and ankles, making it an indispensable tool for calf raises and other leg exercises.
Absolutely, slant doubles can indeed be utilised for stretch exercises, serving as an excellent tool for enhancing flexibility and helping in physical therapy regimes. Incorporating them into your stretching routine allows for a more functional approach to stretching, targeting muscle recovery more effectively.
Utilising a non-slip squat wedge block can remarkably improve your form while performing weightlifting exercises such as deadlifts. The anti-slip surface offers a sturdy ground that enhances your squat depth, facilitating a stable stance with a proper spine alignment, thereby reducing the risk of injuries. Moreover, it provides a non-slip grip that is vital for a lifter aiming to maintain a proper form during heavy-duty workouts.
Absolutely, beginners can conveniently carry our portable squat wedge blocks in their gym bag to assist them in calf stretching and raises during yoga and gym sessions. Its design helps in slowly building strength and flexibility, making it a friendly companion for starters embarking on their fitness journey.