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What stretches should I do to prevent shin splints?

Performing calf stretches with the knee both straight and bent will help target the specific calf muscles that need to be stretched to help prevent shin splints. These stretches will help increase the range of motion at your ankle and decrease stress to the lower leg. Hold each stretch for 20-30 seconds and repeat as necessary.

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