When I was in Maui for our babymoon, I got my first charlie horse. It was brutal. I yelped, and The Wife rushed over to try and knead the cramp away.Â I wish I had this Hatfield Sit Strap with me.
The folks at Hatfield Strap sent me their popular Sit Strap to review and try out. If only I could turn back time…
What is the Hatfield Strap?
It’s a giant nylon strap attached to two rubber handles that you can sit on and brace your foot against to do calf and foot stretches. This is great if you’re a runner and suffer from plantar fasciitis.
There are several models that Hatfield offers: Sit Strap, Shoulder Strap, Calf Strap.Â I have the Sit & Shoulder Strap. Sidenote, but important to me: the Straps are made in the USA.
It’s easy to use and there are a couple of easy to follow videos. EASY.
How I Used The Sit Strap
In the past, I’d stand really close to the wall at the gym and stretch my calves out that way. That meant practically kissing the wall. Ew. Plus, now, with this big belly, I can’t get as close to the wall as I want. (Pre-pregnancy – I was practically hugging the wall, face-first, stretching my calves.)
With this Hatfield Sit Strap (and my heavy self), I just sit on the strap and use my body weight to anchor it. Bam. Easy.
I had to adjust where I sat on the strap. The black part (where you sit on) is very long and I’m short. I positioned the strap so that I could get to to the handles and keep the strap tight on my leg and foot.
And yes, that’s my Week 33 belly bump. What? You don’t go traipsing at home in a sports bra and gym shorts? (You’re missing out.)
As you can see, I still have a lot of strap I could adjust. I could have sat on more of the strap to get the handles away from me. But this worked for me, especially because it’s harder for me to pull on a shorter length right now. The belly, you know. Watch the proÂ do it in this video.
For those of you who suffer from plantar fasciitis or just need a good calf stretch, this is terrific. The straps are lightweight, and you can take them anywhere. If you’re a runner and are used to The Stick, this may be a great complement to your stretch regime.
If you’re pregnant like me, the Strap is so easy to use, even with the belly bump. Work out those charlie horses with this!
Once Spawn is born, I’ve got a 5K to run in November. Then I’m training againÂ to race half marathons in 2015 and 2016. You can bet that I’ll be using the Hatfield Strap Â to help stretch out my calves!
Thank you to the team at Hatfield Strap for sending the Sit & Shoulder Strap to this preggo for review!
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