Shins? Why on earth would you need to have strong shins muscles? Here’s why.
1. Strong shin muscles create balance between your strong calves and the front of your lower leg.
2. They help prevent charley-horses, or cramps, in your calves.
3. They help create balanced posture. A balanced body has less pain.
4. And, I can’t say for sure, but it might even help prevent shin splints (a painful condition from overuse.)
It is so easy to get strong shin muscles.
Sit, stand or lay down. Lift your toes up. Lift them closer to the front of your knee.
Imagine you are trying to touch the tips of your toes to your nose. Make the movement from your ankle.
Move your ankle and your toes at the same time. You are lengthening your calf muscles at the same time you are making stronger shin muscles.
And you are creating balance.
Balance is good.