If you are starting a new workout routine, overuse and injuries are common. One of the most common exercise injuries are shin splints. Check out these tips to avoid injuries from Prevention.com.
- Warm up- Start your workout with stretching or light exercise to break a sweat and warm up.
- Add variety- Alternate exercises to avoid overuse.
- Alternate intensities- Alternate your harder and easier workouts. Make sure to give your body a rest as well.
- Listen to your body- If you feel pain, be sure to sure to see a doctor.
To avoid shin splits, try these two moves that you can do anywhere:
Toe Taps – Keeping your heels on the floor, tap your feet on the floor and repeat 50 times.
Calf Stretch – Standing about 18 inches from a wall, place both hands on a wall, step forward with one foot and backward with the other, and keep your toes pointed straight. Hold for 20 seconds, then switch legs. Repeat again for both legs.