Standing Shin Stretch
Standing Shin Stretch Instructions
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
- Lift your right foot off the ground and bring your right ankle up to rest on your left knee.
- Use your right hand to gently press down on your right knee, feeling a stretch in your right shin.
- Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, then release and switch sides.
- Repeat the stretch on each side 2-3 times.
Standing Shin Stretch Form & Visual
Standing Shin Stretch Benefits
- Improves flexibility and range of motion in the shins and ankles
- Helps prevent shin splints and other lower leg injuries
- Stretches the muscles in the front of the lower leg, including the tibialis anterior and extensor digitorum longus
- Can be done anywhere without any equipment
- May improve balance and stability in the lower body
Standing Shin Stretch Muscles Worked
- Tibialis Anterior
- Extensor Digitorum Longus
- Extensor Hallucis Longus
- Peroneus Tertius
Standing Shin Stretch Variations & Alternatives
- Seated Shin Stretch
- Kneeling Shin Stretch
- Wall Shin Stretch
- Standing Calf Stretch
- Seated Calf Stretch
- Kneeling Calf Stretch
- Wall Calf Stretch