Shin splints are something many of us are all too familiar with post runs, and cyclists often suffer from tight feet from ankle flexion associated with pushing and pulling of the pedals.
When it comes to weight training, stretching your feet is crucial to maintaining healthy legs and back muscles.
This Dorsal Foot stretch in particular will affect the long tendons on top of the foot that extend all the way along to your toes, all the way up to your shins. Love this area, and we promise- it’ll love you right back.
Dorsal Foot Stretch Muscles Worked:
-Dorsal (top) Part of Foot, Ankles, Shins
Dorsal Foot Stretch is Best For:
-Cyclist, Runners, Squatters
Dorsal Foot Stretch Instructions
- While standing, cross your left ankle over the right, with left toes pointed to your right.
- Keep weight on your standing (right) leg but apply pressure towards top of left foot.
- To increase stretch on top of left foot, maintain a slight bend at right knee.
- Hold for about 30 seconds and switch sides.