The Tibialis Anterior Raise
The tibialis anterior is a muscle located on the front of the shin, and is responsible for dorsiflexion (pointing up) of the ankle and inversion (pointing inward) of the foot.
Unfortunately, it's overlooked in most workout routines, but targeting this muscle can help to improve overall leg strength and stability, deceleration time, change of direction also help to prevent injury.
Strengthening the shins can also alleviate shin splints.
One of the best exercises to target this muscle is the tibialis anterior raise, and it's made even more effective when done with the aid of a Tib Bar.
The "tib raise" is a simple but effective exercise that can be done with just your bodyweight.
To perform the exercise, stand facing a wall or a bench and lift your toes as high as you can, and then slowly lower them back down. The key to performing this exercise correctly is to focus on lifting your foot using the muscle in your shin.
The Tib Bar
The Tib Bar is a specially designed piece of equipment that is used to perform the tibialis anterior raise exercise.
It's designed to provide the perfect amount of resistance, allowing you to work your shins more effectively. With the ability to add or remove weight, you can increase or decrease the difficulty of the exercise depending on your fitness level.
One of the great things about the Tib Bar is that it can be done by people of all fitness levels. Beginners can start with less weight and work their way up, while more advanced fitness enthusiasts or long distance runners can increase the resistance to challenge themselves.
To get the most out of your tibialis anterior raises, make sure to perform them with proper form and focus on engaging the muscle in your shin throughout the exercise. Start with 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps and work your way up as you become stronger.
Incorporating the tibialis anterior raises with a tibialis bar into your workout routine is a great way to build strong and defined shins.
Not only will this exercise help to improve your overall fitness and athletic performance, but it will also add a new level of challenge to your leg day workout.
So next time you hit the gym, give the tibialis anterior raise a try, and for maximum results, grab yourself a Tib Bar and see for yourself the benefits it can bring to your training, running, performance and injury prevention!