In CrossFit, one of our body parts that often needs the most protection is our shins. There are several exercises where shins become prone to injury. Shins can get scraped during deadlifts and Olympic lifting, burned on rope climbs and banged on box jumps. So how do you avoid injury to your shins? Wear the best shin guards for CrossFit!
In this article, we have narrow it down to the five best shin guards for CrossFit available in the market for you. Read on!
RockTape Best Calf Compression Sleeve
Rocktape….made a huge difference for me.Diana from the BarbellBeauties community
RockTape – Say goodbye to injured shins! RockGuard Shin protectors are designed for rope climbs, deadlifts, cleans, snatches, box-jumps anything that punishes your shins. Tall socks can only go so far however the specially designed RockGuards are made from 5mm perforated neoprene bonded to a durable outer layer. You can slide them on-and-off easily before your WOD and lift with confidence. Perfect for Obstacle Course Racing and trail running as they drain and dry quickly.
Burpee Box Jumps Shin Guard
These pads are very light but provide enough protection when kicking bags which for me is extremely useful.GTM Amazon review
Burpee Box Jumps Shin Guard – Burpee Box Jumps Shin Guards are made specifically for deadlifting, Crossfitting, box jumps and plyometric exercises by providing optimum shin protection without limiting your moves. It comes in 2 Velcro Strap Design, Universal Strap Design that cuts to fit users and has a tapered Profile for Maximum Hold with Minimal Material.
Unbroken Deadlift Shin Guards
My husband swears by unbroken. It’s a calf sleeve with removable shin guards. 🙂Katy from the BarbellBeauties community
Unbrokenshop.com – Say goodbye to bleeding and shin scars at the box. Unbroken shin sleeves bring protection to your shins and compression to your calves providing maximum comfort and protection while preventing injury. The compression and warmth of the sleeve will minimize energy waste, relieving pain and reduce inflammatory reactions. Specifically designed with 5mm thick neoprene and 4-way stretch nylon for comfort this sleeve will not slide anywhere.
RxFit Shin Sleeves
RxFit – No more punishing your shins during your workout! Put an end to those annoying rope burns. These shin protectors are made of a durable 5mm neoprene taking the brunt of the abuse so your shins don’t have to. You can rest assured that these shin guards will do its job as it is widely used by Games and Regional athletes and have been used at competitions ranging from in box comps to Wodapalooza to Regionals.
Bear Grips Shin Protector
I recently ordered the Bear ones. I ordered the longer ones and I find them really great. Longer ones prevent some of that “muffin-knee”Shoroquee from the BarbellBeauties community
Bear Grips – All of Bear Grips gear are specially designed based on the feedback of actual users and made out of the highest quality of material that aids in peak performance and output. Their shin guards features 5mm of front padding, an elastic foot harness to prevent injuring your shins while you work out, and a silicone band to stay in place.
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March is the founder and owner of The Barbell Beauties which she started in 2015. She is from the Philippines and currently lives in beautiful Thailand with her American husband and daughter. She is an avid Crossfitter and has just started her journey into Muay Thai (kickboxing).