Overview of Tib Raises & "best-bang-for-your-buck" Equipment
Our previous posts covered four different variations of Tibialis Raises in detail (link to the detailed scoring + best variation). To recap, Tibialis Raises are perfect for Tibialis training, which is crucial for long-term mobility and many movements, such as walking, running, sprinting and jumping.
Our last post had a head-to-head comparison of each variation. In the comparison, we created detailed scoring criteria -- Tib Bar Tibialis Raises came out on top. Tib Bar Tibialis Raises are easy to setup and quick execute so you get your workout done in minutes. They enable the smoothest progression. You can also continue to scale, super easily, so the gainzz never stop! Here's our detailed post on how to use Tib Bar for TIbialis Raises.
In this post, we'll compare the two major types of Tib Bars (also called Tibialis Trainers) for Tibialis Raise exercise - the regular Tib Bar and the Solo Tib Bar.
Detailed comparison of Tib Bar versus Solo Tib Bar
- The regular Tib Bar Tibialis Trainer sits on both feet. This makes the Tib Bar great for bi-lateral training meaning training both legs at the same time. This additionally benefits progression especially by weight - you can easily add weight to the bar to progress. It also makes the Tib Bar time-efficient for your Tibialis Anterior & general Tibialis training.
- The Solo Tib Bar Tibialis Trainer sits on one foot. This increases not just the challenge to the Tibialis Anterior and other Tibialis muscles but also benefits ankle stability and rotation. This makes it the perfect tool for those interested in more comprehensive ankle training. The ability to train uni-laterally (each leg individually), allows you to address any differences and imbalances between legs. This also means you should go less than half as heavy as with the regular Tib Bar. Also, this can come with the price of an increase in total time spent training.
So what's best for you? Tib Bar Bros recommendations
We recommend having and using both!
More nuanced: If you are new to Tibialis Training, we recommend building a solid base first. The original Tib Bar is perfect for building that base. Once you've established that strong foundation, the Solo Tib Bar really ensures that each leg is the strongest it can be!
With hundreds of happy customers, we'd love for you to also experience the awesome, long-last benefits of Tibialis Training!