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Figure 8 exercise for shin splints
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2003 1:37 pm    Post subject: Figure 8 exercise for shin splints Reply with quote

I read your exercise for helping shin splints but i couldnt understand it too well, if you could write it as if you where explaining it to a 5 year old it would help me get my head round it. Cheers for this, I really need to sort out my injuries before starting my running training again.

Thank you for your time
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2003 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any particular part of it that you didn't understand? Sort of hard to re-describe something I've already described as best I can without something specific to target in more detail...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:00 am    Post subject: shin splints Reply with quote

where do i attach the tube to my foot and do i hole the other end?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply stick your foot through the loop in the tubing and find a spot (usually around the base of the toes) that allows you to pull back on the other end without it slipping down or off your foot. And yes, you do hold the other end of the tubing. That's what allows you to vary the resistance.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 2:28 pm    Post subject: thank you Reply with quote

thank you very much,
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome. Remember to be dilligent about the exercise (once or twice a day) and to stick with it for a good 2 weeks to give it time to do its thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also found another way of strengthening the ankle and lower leg muslces using ankle weights and some strange techniques. Id just like to say that i think this is an excellent website for runners, i myself am a short distance runner turned middle distance.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject: Excuse my complete ignorance Reply with quote

I am still having trouble working out how to do the shin splin figure 8. exercises.
So.....I am seated on a chair. I understand that I put my foot through the loop in the tube with the tube at the base of my toes. But when you say pull 'back' do you mean pull 'up' away from the floor? And the circles are small circles rotating your foot from the ankle?

Thanks. I am trying to be able to run again. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pull away from your foot, thus creating the resistance. The circles should be smooth and controlled, as full range as possible.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the whole idea of the figure 8 here is: when your toe is in the up position, your heel will be down; when your toe is in the down position, your heel will be up; thus creating a figure 8-like movement.
So think of making big circles with your toe, 20 to 30, both ways, clockwise and counter clockwise.
When I do these, even my lower leg will swing a bit back and forth.

Correct me if I'm wrong, Dan! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That works. Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Oooohhhhh.......I get it Reply with quote

I understand now. Thanks very much! Very Happy
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