The Revolution: Plantar Faciitis Calf Stretch Exercise

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The Revolution Makeover: Sarah Baum

Sarah Baum is going through a five-month lifestyle transformation in just five days on The Revolution. She wants to Beat Cereal Addiction and set a better example for her daughter.

So far, she has made progress doing sports themed workouts and Reconnected The Marital Relationship with her husband. She shared the story of how she chopped up a tree that fell in her driveway, and it made her realize the progress she is making.

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Sarah is grateful for Ty’s Garage Makeover and glad she is making better choices in her diet. She’s even stopped eating cereal in the middle of the night.

The Revolution Calf Stretch

Simple calf stretches before exercising can help you warm up and prevent Plantar Fasciitis.

The Revolution: Plantar Fasciitis

Sarah had a setback during her workout progress. She learned she is suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, where the connective tissue in your foot tears. It’s often caused by obesity. Harley said overexertion or poor footwear can also be causes. Warming up before running helps prevent this.

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Plantar Fasciitis: Calf Stretch

Harley Pasternak said a Calf Stretch is a great way to warm up. The calf muscle runs all the way down under your heel to the base of your arch, so try to stretch the full length of the muscle.

Stand with your left foot planted on the floor. Bend your right knee forward, with the toes of your right foot touching the floor behind you. Then switch feet and repeat the exercise.

Harley said you can also put your toe against a wall and lean up to it.

You can also roll a baseball or tennis ball under your arch to massage it.

Read more about Plantar Fasciitis Causes & Cures.

Sarah Baum: Four Month Weigh-In

When Sarah started her Revolution, she weighed 247 pounds. Four months in, she’s down to 207, a loss of ten pounds per month.

Sarah’s Me List: Get Over The Wall

Sarah’s final goal is to scale the wall on her police officer training course, so she can pass the physical test to get back out on the streets at her job. She completed a 10K in just over an hour, and she was proud to share her results on The Revolution.

Revolution TV: Scaling A Wall

Harley joined Sarah on the training course to help her take on the wall that’s been standing in her way. She failed her first attempts, but Harley kept pushing her to do more. He suggested that she squat down to spring herself off the ground as she makes the leap onto the wall.

Finally, Sarah managed to push herself over the wall. The cheers and applause from the audience drowned out her own enthusiastic reaction on the tape. This seems like one of those tasks that looks easy from your couch, but is probably a lot harder than it looks.

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