Almost every runner, and quite a few non-runners, have to deal with shin splints at some point. While hardly debilitating, they can wreck an event you’ve trained for and are a general nuisance when they flare up. Luckily, they’re not too hard to get rid of and even easier to avoid. Do these movements regularly, which takes about 5 minutes, and you should be good. Combining them with the exercises below will stack the odds even higher in your favor.
There’s also a stretch you can do for your shin that we didn’t film. While hanging on to a fence, do a full squat. Go deep keeping your weight back on your heels, while pulling slightly forward with your arms until you feel a stretch running up the front of your lower leg. Some people may have to slightly raise the toes in order to activate this stretch.