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Toe taps are one of the easiest shin-splint prevention exercises and it only takes a couple of minutes. Stand up straight and evenly distribute your weight between your two feet. Then tap your right foot for 30 seconds, before switching to your left foot.
Try to get as many taps in as possible during the 30 seconds, and be sure not to lean forward or backward. Make your lower-leg muscles do all of the work to tap your foot—you should feel the fatigue throughout your shin!
While it looks a little silly, doing this twice a week will help maintain strength and prevent inflammation.