The pandemic has greatly restricted outdoor activities and most people have found creative ways to keep up their fitness lifestyle. However, the challenge of having workout equipment at home isn't easily solved without having to break the bank. This is why DIY projects on sporting equipment are becoming more relevant. Have you been hunting for budget-friendly ways to make your equipment? Does this sound like you? If yes, one of the most accessible workout equipment you can build Is your DIY slant board. Slant boards are flat surfaced devices often used for sending, stretching, and other leg exercises. They are helpful for a host of purposes like preventing back pains, healing leg injuries, and protecting your Achilles tendons.
If you do remote work that requires you to be on your seat for long periods, learning to do some leg exercises can help to keep your muscles and tendons in good shape. A sedentary lifestyle almost always ends up in bad news. These exercises are quick to do and can be done anywhere, including squatting or standing on an incline ramp. You can use them for your eccentric squats and calf stretches, and hamstring stretches, Achilles stretches, side lunge squat, and many more.
But the chances are good that since you already want to build one, you know it's beneficial to the body, so let's dig in.
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1. How To Make A Slant Board
Do you need your own customized knees over toes slant board? Then check out this exciting DIY slant board project. All you'll need are solid wood ( preferable pinewood as is used in this project due to its lightweight), anti-slip tape, and basic woodworking tools. When you're done, you'll have a slant board for your standing exercises, relieve stress around the muscles, and improve blood circulation to the leg so it doesn't swell or get inflamed.
2. DIY Slant Board
Stretching is an important part of your workout because it helps to relax muscles and prevent injuries. What better way to stretch than to do it with your very own slant board. Find an exciting way to build yours with this project as your guide. Just make sure you have some plywood, a drill, wood screws, tape, safety glasses, sander, skill saw, and a speed square.
3. How To Make & Use A Slant Board
Say goodbye to feet ache with this quick and easy wood-based slant board. If you're currently battling Plantar Fasciitis, this project will come in handy for you as well. Slant boards can also effectively heal Calf muscles stress and Shin splints. Stretch those calf muscles the right way so they can serve you better.
4. Making A Slant Board For Athletes
Here's a slant board designed for athletes. Athletes often have to spend tons of money buying various sports equipment. If you're an athlete, why not save some cash by building your slant board. This way, you can determine the size that fits your needs and weight. There is no need to stand on something that can't support your weight anymore when you can easily and quickly make yours. It's comfortable, has a step-by-step process, and is just waiting on you to replicate it.
5. Homemade Slant Board Hack
Help your kids achieve better wrist and body positioning as they write. If your child's handwriting is a . All you need to make is a cardboard box and 3 ring binders. This project features slant boards with varying levels of difficulty in the building. There's bound to be something you'd find useful and ideal for your child. Trust me, after using their slant boards; they'll be a lot more at ease when writing or reading. (Goodbye to tiresome coaxing all the time!) paigehays
6. Quick Slant Board DIY
As a parent or teacher, you might find your children or students hooking their wrists as they write. Or having to mean forward at an awkward angle that's sure to hurt their posturing in the long run. You can easily correct this by making this writing slant board for them. Materials needed for this include two old binders, a clipboard, Velcro, and duct tape. Surprisingly, you can actually make one of these for less than 5 dollars. abbypediatricot
7. Low Budget Slant Board
Children with visual problems will benefit from this DIY project because it brings the paper closer to the child. You can make this project for your child by simply using a thick Corflute board, cutting/utility knife, adhesive Velcro, whiteboard marker, storage glue, and a large clip. You can design this slant board for table use. alittlelearningfortwo
8. Adjustable Slant Board
Attempt this super fun and easy DIY slant board project if you want to build your own adjustable slant board. This project shows you all the materials you need plus how to get the accurate dimensions needed to make it. Get value from your supplies by making very minimal mistakes on this one due to the detailed process contained in the project.
9. Slant Board Tutorial
Try out this multi-purpose slant board project to suit your needs. This project works for ATG programs, knee pain, and athletes, and If you are just looking for a cheap slant board to strengthen your tendons. This tutorial does require that you already have a basic idea of how to build, though, but it will help you smooth out some of the right spots you might have encountered when creating your slant board.
10. DIY Slant Board For Heel Cord
This project is specially designed for those with tight heel cords, and those looking to prevent back pain. Reproduce this incline ramp to use for your heel cord stretches and other leg exercise routines.
11. How To Make A DIY Slant Board
For a more decorative writing slant board, try out this project. If you are having a hard time inspiring your child or student into drawing and coloring activities, make them this incredibly cute and affordable slant board. All you need is a 3 ring binder and dry erase sheets. Seems too easy? It actually is. Start putting this together as soon as you can.
12. DIY Dry Erase Slant Board
For a more decorative writing slant board, try out this project. If you are having a hard time inspiring your child or student into drawing and coloring activities, make them this incredibly cute and affordable slant board. All you need is a 3 ring binder and dry erase sheets. Seems too easy? It actually is. Start putting this together as soon as you can. Maketaketeach
13. DIY Slant Board Hack
If you are not keen on using a wood-based slant board, make your slant board using yoga blocks with this easy DIY project. It is cheap, easy to make, and more portable than a wooden slant board. Making this project will require that you already have some building skills. The yoga blocks can be quite sharp though, so you'll need to exercise caution.
14. Stretching Slant Board DIY
Enjoy this engaging woodwork project with your family. This slant board is a deal for both ankle and calf exercises, plus making it costs way less than purchasing it from a store. And the best part is that you can build it from scratch using scraps you already have. It also doesn't take time to make as you can be done in as little as an hour. Be sure to confirm your slant boards are safe to use before actually incorporating them into your routine.
After setting up your slant board, it's essential to remember that you have to ease into it; especially if you have never used a slant board. We've talked about how user input can help your body positioning and posturing by improving your balance and stability. But to guard against injuries when using your DIY slant board, start by beginning at the steepest angles, then gradually increase the resistance by increasing your angles.
If your slant board is for writing and reading purposes, it will also provide good shoulder and wrist positioning. What's more exciting is that you can produce as many as you'd like, take ideas from the different projects, and merge them into one.
Finally, if your knee is badly injured or you have severe injuries, it might be best to contact an OT to guide you on what kind of slant board you can make.
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