The Flex Wedge

A Deeper Stretch, More Muscle Growth - The Flex Wedge

A Deeper Stretch, More Muscle Growth - The Flex Wedge

The Flex Wedge by Exponent Edge is a versatile and compact piece of equipment that can take your home gym workouts to the next level. Designed to provide adjustable angles and stability, the Flex Wedge is perfect for targeting various muscle groups and enhancing your training routine. In this blog post, we'll explore three effective exercises you can perform with the Flex Wedge: Calf Raises, Bulgarian Split Squats, and Close Stance Squats.

1. Calf Raises

Calf raises are an excellent exercise for building strength and definition in your calves. Using the Flex Wedge for calf raises allows you to achieve a deeper stretch and a more effective contraction, maximizing your muscle engagement.

How to Perform:

  1. Position the Flex Wedge at an angle that suits your comfort level.
  2. Stand with the balls of your feet on the edge of the wedge, letting your heels hang off.
  3. Slowly raise your heels as high as possible, contracting your calf muscles at the top.
  4. Lower your heels back down to the starting position, allowing a full stretch in the calves.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Using the Flex Wedge with our Calf Cups provides a stable platform that helps prevent tipping backward, ensuring a safe and effective calf workout.

2. Bulgarian Split Squats

Bulgarian Split Squats are a fantastic lower-body exercise that targets the quads, hamstrings, and glutes. The Flex Wedge adds an extra level of challenge by allowing you to adjust the angle for a deeper stretch and greater muscle activation.

How to Perform:

  1. Place the Flex Wedge in front of you and position your front foot on the wedge, with your foot firmly on the wedge.
  2. Rest your back foot on our Rack Mounted Glute Ham Developer.
  3. Lower your back knee toward the ground while keeping your front knee aligned with your ankle.
  4. Push through your front heel to return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions before switching legs.

The adjustable angles of the Flex Wedge ensure that you can find the perfect position to maximize the effectiveness of this powerful leg exercise.

3. Close Stance Squats (Used as a Slant Board)

Close Stance Squats performed on a slant board, like the Flex Wedge, target the quads intensely while also engaging the glutes and hamstrings. The slanted surface of the wedge allows for a greater range of motion and helps maintain proper form.

How to Perform:

  1. Position the Flex Wedge with the desired angle and stand with your feet close together on the slant board.
  2. Keep your chest up and core engaged as you lower into a squat position, ensuring your knees track over your toes.
  3. Push through your heels to return to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Using the Flex Wedge as a slant board helps reduce strain on the knees and enhances the muscle engagement in your lower body.

Conclusion

The Exponent Edge Flex Wedge is a must-have addition to any home gym, offering versatility and stability for a wide range of exercises. Whether you're focusing on building stronger calves, enhancing your leg strength with Bulgarian Split Squats, or targeting your quads with Close Stance Squats, the Flex Wedge provides the perfect platform to elevate your workouts. Invest in the Flex Wedge today and experience the difference it can make in your fitness journey.

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