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Simple Stretch For the Top of the Foot, Ankle, and Shin

Stretch It: Shin and Ankle Stretch

After long bike rides, my shins and the tops of my feet are often tight. All that flexing of my ankle and pulling up on the pedals to maximize my stroke takes its toll on this part of my body. Once I slip off my stiff cycling shoes, this is the first stretch I do.

Here's how:

  • Cross your left ankle over your right with your toes pointed to the right.
  • Bend your right knee to increase the stretch for the top of the left foot.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds then straighten the right knee; repeat before switching sides.

This is a great stretch post-run as well. Try it. You'll like it.

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Arthur Arthur 5 years
and if you're trying to improve your flutter kick, this is a perfect stretch too.
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