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Tips for Hikers to Prevent Shin Splints and Increase Recovery

One of the most painful injuries that a hiker can experience is something known as shin splints. It is a common injury with hikers, cross country runners, backpackers, joggers, sprinters, and even military recruits, all of whom are more prone to injury when they are new to the activity or when increasing the amount of…

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Shin Strengthening Exercises: Lower Leg Strength Over 50

If you are age 50 or older, one of the most important things that you can do for your health and longevity is to focus on lower leg strength. Building up strength in the lower leg area is much more important than most people realize. After the age of 50, people begin to lose muscle…

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How to Heal Shin Splints: Resistance Dorsiflexion Exercise

If you have ever had shin splints before, you know that they can be extremely painful. Runners and other athletes are always looking for ways to stop shin splints or to heal shin splints quickly so they can get back to training and exercise. Lower leg strength connects directly to the prevention of shin splints…

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Shin Splints Prevention: Lower Leg Training to Reduce Injury

Studies reveal that approximately 30-40 percent of new runners will develop shin splints. However, there are things that can be done to provide proper shin splints prevention. Warming up before a workout and lower leg training, through the assistance of specialized equipment, can be a huge benefit to runners and other athletes to prevent shin…

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Symptoms and Treatment of Shin Splints and Lower Leg Injuries

Have you ever had shin splints? This is one of those injuries where people will often say, “If you had it, you would know it.” However, the truth is if you don’t know what shin splints are, you might not understand what to expect from this type of injury. Indications of shin splints are irritated,…

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Running on the Treadmill: what’s not to love?

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For many of us, as the temperature sinks closer to the freezing point, so does the temptation of bundling up for an outdoor run. Sure, once fall starts, it’s pretty novel not having to mop sweat from your eyes after the second lap around the track. But once you start to see your breath ahead…

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Prep for cycling in rain

ShinTekk - cycling in rain Autumn

Few seasons can compare to autumn when it comes to ideal cycling weather, am I right? The cool mornings, the drop in humidity, the changing scenery – even your daily commute looks different as the leaves turn red, orange and yellow. Ring your cycle bell twice if you agree. Yet, into many an autumn, a…

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Five Ways Athletic Trainers can Build Business

ShinTekk Best Practices Coach with TRX

What athletic trainers do changes lives, period. Clients working with trainers may start with a chronic injury, a lack of strength or low cardio capacity. By following your coaching, instruction and lead, their bodies can be transformed. But, even the most talented of trainers can struggle to fill their client calendar. It’s an epic business…

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Running with Hot Dogs

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Hot Dogs At the ballpark? Good. On a run? Not so much! Whether you’re a novice runner, training for a road race, or a veteran running coach, sometimes the best running companion is your dog. To those of us with four-legged running partners, we know you both enjoy the cardio bliss and runners’ high and…

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A Thank You Letter from One of Your Runner’s Shins

A Thank You Letter from One of Your Runners Shins

I don’t usually write notes like this. Mostly, I just do my job and the cheering of the crowd is all the thanks I need. So, why am I writing this thank you letter to you (our athletic trainer) now? Because for the first time in a long time, I feel stronger than I ever…

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