3 Ways to Perform Shin Raises

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

Look around the gym and you won’t see many men paying special attention to their shins. But Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour wants to change that. 

“The shin decelerates the foot when you run or jump,” says Gaddour. “If it’s weak, your foot will hit the ground really hard, which can cause shin splints, knee pain, and ultimately diminish performance.”

A strong shin can also unlock hidden potential in your squat and lunge, he says.

So how the heck do you muscle up your shins? With a simple movement called dorsiflexion, or shin raises. Gaddour demos a handful weighted and unweighted options in the video above. Choose your favorite options and add them to your workout today.