Tibialis Raises

Certain parts of the human body often get neglected in our training. This neglect can increase your risk of injury and more. In Physiotherapy, we try to target areas that are weak to get a better balance through the body for better function, injury prevention and more. One such area is the shin, specifically, Tibialis Anterior. Strengthening this muscle can help things such as shin splints and even knee injuries. This video demonstrates how to perform Tibialis Raises with just your body-weight. At Hawkes Physiotherapy we have loads of interesting and helpful content so if you want to know what other areas of your body are often neglected and you should consider training, then check this out:

The most neglected muscles and how to train them.

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works shin muscles, specifically your Tibialis Anterior
  2. Like any exercise this should be pain free or shouldn’t increase existing pain levels, during, after and the next day.
  3. It is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48-72 hours but this should be manageable.
  4. Stand with your back leaning against a wall with your feet flat on the floor.
  5. You should have your feet about hip width apart and the distance in front will govern the exercise difficulty so start with them only slightly in front of you.
  6. Make sure your knees stay straight through out.
  7. Next use your shin muscles to pull your toes up towards your shins as far as you can and slowly lower back down then repeat.
  8. To make the exercise harder as you get better at it, then move your feet further out in front until your ankles can’t plantarflex any further with your knees straight.
  9. For strengthening you should perform 6-10 reps to fatigue
  10. You should perform 3-5 sets with 3 minutes rests
  11. This session can be done 2-3 times per week
  12. For endurance you should perform 15-25 reps to fatigue
  13. You should perform 3-5 sets with no more than 30 second rests
  14. This session can be done 2-3 times per week

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