3 Exercises to Eliminate Shin Splints!

Posted on December 13th, 2019 to Barefoot Training

One of the most overlooked muscles in the body is the tibialis anterior. If you are unfamiliar with the muscle, you are not alone. In fact, I have only encountered one gym in my life that had a machine that directly targeted the tibialis. Full transparency, I was 18 at the time and the only reason I remember it is because it was never being used.

My friends and I also joked around about someone coming to the gym to max out on the tibialis machine. Perhaps their weekly split was Chest on Monday, Back on Tuesday, and Tibialis on Wednesday? Just did a quick search and found the exact machine. See below…


Perhaps it is the fact that it is a plate loaded machine, but it is still funny to me even though I now know the importance of the tibialis. 

In all seriousness, training the tibialis is crucial to building a durable body from the ground up. Giving it the attention it deserves is a game changer for everyone from the competitive athlete to the elderly.

Some of the major benefits of training the tibialis include:

  • Eliminating shin splints 
  • Improved balance 
  • Enhanced coordination, agility, and footwork 

So instead of buying yourself a machine that takes up space and won’t get used, try implementing these three simple exercises into your warm up routine. 

Below you will find the intro and three exercises. Enjoy!


3 tibialis exercises – intro from Pedestal Footwear on Vimeo.


Exercise 1:

Seated dorsiflexions from Pedestal Footwear on Vimeo.


Exercise 2:

Heel Walks from Pedestal Footwear on Vimeo.


Exercise 3:


Thank you for watching and #DITCHYOURSHOES

Much Love,


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