Standing Shin Stretch

Standing Shin Stretch


This exercise involves standing with one foot in front of the other and bending the back knee to stretch the shin muscles. It helps to improve flexibility and reduce the risk of shin splints.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing Shin Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Lift your right foot off the ground and bring your right ankle up to rest on your left knee.
  3. Use your right hand to gently press down on your right knee, feeling a stretch in your right shin.
  4. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, then release and switch sides.
  5. Repeat the stretch on each side 2-3 times.

Standing Shin Stretch Form & Visual

Standing Shin Stretch

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