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Muscle on the front of the shin?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by spsickboy, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. spsickboy

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    Does anyone know any exercises to work this muscle? Sorry I dont know the name of it.
     
  2. cockysprinter

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    anterior tibialis and and any exercise that dorsiflexes the foot. make one up if you have to.
     
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    and I stand fucking corrected, thanks jarfi


    reverse calf raisesis the exercises needed.
     
  4. spsickboy

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    I thought that by doing this you would be working the calf muscles.
     
  5. inkdemon

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    u work both, its like when u curl u work both the bicep and forearm muscle at the same time
     
  6. Jarfi

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    WTF?!?

    by doing CALF RAISES, you WORK THE CALVES!! Not tibialis anterior.

    stand reversely on a stair step and lower and raise your feet/toes over the edge. this way you do work the tibialis anterior.
    Downhill running stresses the front tibial muscle as well.
     
  7. HBB

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    Inlines work these pretty good too
     
  8. Holding onto a closed guard...
     
  9. carped33z

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    makes perfect sense :rolleyes:
     
  10. Barut

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    Jarfi,

    Is this muscle's development based largely on gentic predisposition? I and my brothers all have very large muscles on the front of our shins. I lift regularly, but can't think of anything I do to specifically work that muscle.
     
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    do you walk/run above average?
    Do you weigh above average?
    Do you grapple?

    It all contributes. Naturally it's partly genetic, mostly what you do, as most physical abilities are.
     
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    I run more than the average American. I mostly do sprint work.
    I weigh 230 or so.
    I do some submission wrestling.

    It's always been pretty big though. Thanks for the answer.
     
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    just out of curiosity, does this muscle have any functional value? id be willing to bet that no matter how strong it is, someone will still be able to break your guard. maybe helps sheild the shin when kicking?
     
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    they help me to not get shin splints
     
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    it helps prevent injuries mostly.
     
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    thanks for the info guys
     
  18. spsickboy

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    2 reseasons for me, one being to prevent shin splints with running. Also because I cant hold guard for the life of me. I have worked with people to see if there was anything I could improve on technique wise, but I was doing everything fine. So the next thing to look at I figured was strength. And with people still being able to break my guard no matter how strong this muscle is, I realize that. I just dont want a weak muscle to be the reason.
     
  19. Jarfi

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    When I did competitive judo, my guard was really strong, and I could hang from someones waist for a long time before fatigue would set in.
    the tibialis anterior dorsiflexes the foot. This mean without it you cannot control the foot impact of your steps, you will stumble on every single object in your paths you cant lift the foot, but would have to raise your whole legs high (which noone does when walking), you have no protection of backward distorsion and simple ankle locks will break the wrist immediately instead of you being able to tap out first....just to name a few benefits of having an anterior tibial muscle.
     
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    pistols and sprinting.
     

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