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  1. #1
    RedT is offline Second Set
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    Feb 2005

    Exercise to build Shin Muscles

    I have heard that if you are working your calves you should work the counter muscle in your shins.

    Can someone give me some pointers on how to accomplish this?


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    DiabloDj1 is offline In Orientation
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    Sep 2006
    I suppose you mean the ankle flexor and extensors..
    I'm no expert, but doing research I only found these would help:
    Seated and Standing Toe Raise
    Leg Presses
    Leg Curl

    I think the first is the one that really targets it..

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    Steve-O-68 is offline Warming Up
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    Jul 2006
    Anterior tibialis - No need to target them specifically if you're doing heavy compound movements like squats and deads. But, if you do want to give them a little extra work: grab a few plates. Put one plate under your heels, and another plate on your toes, and do the oppisite of a calf press (bring your toes up while keeping your heels on the plate).

    To target your peroneus (outer portion of your calves), do unilateral work like lunges, bulgarian squats, 1 leg DLs, etc.

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    samprimmer is offline In Orientation
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    How to work your Shin muscles..

    *I went for an intensive Bicycle ride today after not cycling for about 4 weeks. When I cycle I position my feet in a tip-toe position on the peddle. As soon as I got home from the vigorous cycle I could already feel the Onset Muscle Soreness.

    *When I skip rope I also do it while jumping up and down with my feet in the tip-toe position, my shins get Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) the next day.

    In conclusion, anything involving tippie-toe with resistance e.g jumping up and down on your tip-toes, Sprinting!! OR maybe you could try holding some weights and just do tip-toes - up then down up then down.

    I want big strong shin muscle so then it won't hurt as much when I low kick someone and they check (deflect) my kick, kick boxing.

    Thank you.


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    Habib is offline Warming Up
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    Oct 2009
    the shin group are small muscles. Typically they are worked to mitigate any imbalances. I guess you could strap plates to your toes and do toe raises. lol

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    angelabrown1 is offline In Orientation
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    I also want to know that.I also really want to make it .

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