Originally posted by: pudge
Shin splints *could* be micro-fractures, or it could be caused by an imbalance between the calf muscles and the muscles that run down the front/side of your leg. Try and work those whenever you work calves, and make sure you're stretching after any workout- cardio/MA/weights.
Originally posted by: Kevlar Moneyclips
shin splints are caused by an excess of cardio and are usually found in people who are body fat deficient. the last time i had shin splint was about ten years ago when i brought my body weight up to a more normal triple digit kilo range and began a better diet regimen of more pizza and exercise regimen involving fewer days in the gym and fewer reps and sets while there.