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Stretch of the Week: Wall Shin Raises

July 22, 2015


This week’s stretch is brought to you by the bane of every runner’s existence: Shin splints. Whether you regularly suffer from them or you’ve always worried that they’ll creep up on you and cramp your style, you can benefit from doing preventative stretching. Here’s a stretch that you can incorporate into your day to help reduce your chances of getting shin splints on your next run:

Wall Shin Raises

Standing with your back resting on a wall, place your heels about a foot away from the wall. Using both feet, stretch your toes up while your heels remain on the ground. Lower your toes but try to keep them from touching the ground. Repeat as often as needed.