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So far, so good,
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This review is from: Saucony Men's Guide 6 Running Shoe (Apparel)
I have been plagued by continuous shin splint injuries for over a year and have tried both off-the-shelf and custom orthotic inserts as well as several different types of running shoes...all without much luck. Ultimately I suffered a stress fracture and took 8 weeks off as required but when I returned to running, I immediately felt the same old pains agains and could barely mange a mile or two. So out of desperation, I started cruising the web to see what was out there for 2013 (in terms of new shoes) that may help and came across the Guide 6 and thought I'd give 'em a shot.
The shoes look great, felt comfortable right out of the box and after logging about 35 miles so far this past week, I'm happy to say that I feel a definite improvement to the point I can't even feel pain when I run now....although admittedly, the next day is still a little tender. Either way, there's a dramatic improvement on where I was before. So although it's still early days in my Guide 6's....so far so GOOD!
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Initial post: Nov 22, 2013 5:51:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2013 5:57:24 PM PST
B. Johnson says:
To avoid shin splints try adding shin-strengtheners to your stretching routine. To do this, sit on the ground with your legs straight out in front of you. Lift your right leg slightly and place the ball of your right foot on the front of your left foot (would be on top of your left foot if you were standing) so your toes are roughly the same height off the ground (your right toes might be little higher and your right foot will be at a little bit of an angle). Your right knee will be slightly bent. Now gently push with your right foot tipping your left foot away from you (your left heel stays in roughly the same spot). Resist the motion with your left foot, you will feel a pull in your left shin muscle. When your right leg becomes straight, push back with your left foot (resisting gently with your right foot, allowing your right knee to bend) until you can't tip your left foot toward you any further. Repeat. Do 10 reps then switch feet locations and repeat for the right shin. It's wise to start with light resistance (and maybe fewer reps) and increase over a few weeks time. This should help.
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