Seated Toe Lift
The seated toe lift will strengthen the muscles in the fronts of your shins so your lower legs feel less sore. Shin splints are common among runners - and they can be painful.
This exercises uses your own body weight for resistance; in other words, no equipment required! Just you sitting in a sturdy chair.
Best done after any leg-strengthening exercise.
How to perform The Seated Toe Lift Exercise:
- Sit on a chair and extend your legs so your feet are off the floor.
- Place the heel of your left foot on top of your right foot.
- While applying light resistence with your left heel, try to bring your right foot back up toward you; hold for four to five seconds.
- Do six to eight repetitions, then switch legs and repeat.
Lying Position Seated Toe Lift
Avoid Shin Splints
Towel Crunch Exercise: Sitting on a chair, extend your right leg and rest your foot flat on a hand towel on the floor. Scrunch towel between your toes for 15 seconds, then spread towel out again. Repeat two more times, then switch sides.
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