Shin Splint Exercise

12 Mar

As many of you know, I have shin splint issues. I have written about it twice here and here (<–This one is actually a guest post by my running coach).

Shin splints are a pain and if you can avoid them you should. How do you do that? By not increasing mileage too quickly, getting proper shoes, and doing preventative strengthening exercises. Below is a video I made showing a great exercise I do with an elastic band. I usually have a partner pull the band to each side (you will know what I mean when you watch) in order to have more resistance, or you can tie it to a sturdy surface.

This exercise strengthens your anterior tibialis, which is on the front part of your leg by your shin. A weak muscle here can cause shin splints as well. Doing this exercise has helped me to relieve the pain and for some may actually reverse their shin splints!

Here you go…enjoy!


2 Responses to “Shin Splint Exercise”

  1. Cait the Arty Runnerchick March 13, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    those darn shin splints are SO common and sideline many runners…i’m certain this will be very helpful to them…great share! 🙂 and glad ur own shins are behaving. 😉

    • reach-yourpeak March 13, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      Thanks! Mine are never ending, so there are good days and bad days. Hope they are fine for today’s long run though *crossing fingers*

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