3 Best Single Leg Tib Bars In 2023

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While regular bilateral tib bars are a fantastic way to develop your tibialis anterior, serious athletes understand that single foot tib bars offer a more comprehensive lower leg stimulus.

I’ve personally tested every single leg tib bar on the market (including ones that haven’t been released to the public yet) and know exactly which products are worth buying, and which aren’t.

My Top Picks:






Click here to learn more about my tib bar testing process.

At the end of this article, I’ll go into more detail about the advantages of choosing a single leg tib bar over a regular tib bar and why you absolutely must get your hands on one of these!

Let’s dive right into my top 3 recommendations!

Most Versatile

Freak Athlete Essentials Tri-Flexor

Freak Athlete Essentials Tri-Flexor

The Tri-Flexor not only functions as an extremely effective single leg tib bar, but it also doubles up as a MonkeyFeet-like device allowing you to train your hamstrings and hip flexors as well as your shins.


Most Versatile Single Leg Tib Bar

Athletes interested in developing their shins are often interested in developing other neglected lower body muscles like the hip flexors as well as the hamstrings…

The Tri-Flexor allows you to train all 3 of these muscles and many more.

The Tri-Flexor Is The Most Comfortable Single Leg Tib Bar

Even if you’re only interested in training your shins, the Tri-Flexor is one of the nicest feeling devices to perform tib raises with…

The reason it feels so great is because of the heel strap.

Neither the Solo Tib Bar nor the Isotib secure around your heel quite like the Tri-Flexor does, which is why I enjoy the feeling of this tib bar the most.

Special Features: Heel Pivot Plate & Eccentric Strap

The other cool thing that separates this tib bar from the rest is the pivot plate on the back of the device.

Triflexor Pivot Plate

This thing allows you to rest your heel on a platform which takes the stabilizer muscles out of the ankle dorsiflexion movement, creating a more isolated stimulus of the tibialis…

You’ll also notice the eccentric strap which attaches to the top of the device and allows you assist yourself through the concentric portion of those really difficult last few reps.

Tri-Flexor Doubles Up As A MonkeyFeet

You can screw in the two side sleeves which transform the Tri-Flexor into a MonkeyFeet-like device, allowing you to train your hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads as well!

Final Verdict?

Having used each of the single foot tib bars extensively, my official recommendation is the Tri-Flexor because it’s super easy to get your foot into and out of, it’s incredibly ergonomic to use, it’s crazy versatile, and it’s significantly more affordable than the alternatives.

To get a clearer picture of what this thing can do, be sure to check out my full Tri-Flexor review!

The Good

Most ergonomic and comfortable feeling tib bar due to the heel strap which secures your foot from a unique angle.

This is the only single leg tib bar that allows you to train a host of other lower body muscle groups.

Crazy affordable – At just $100, this is the cheapest single leg tib bar on the market and if you use my link below, saving you 10%, it’s an absolute steal!

The Bad

The Tri-Flexor has foot size limitations. Anyone with a size US14 or bigger won’t be able to use the Tri-Flexor.

Weight clips aren’t included, but you can have them included in your order for an extra $20.


Runner Up

TBG Solo Tib Bar

TheTibBarGuy Solo Tib Bar

As far as pure single leg tib bars go, I find it really hard to beat the Solo Tib Bar from TheTibBarGuy.


Best Single Leg Tib Bar – Runner Up

Until the Tri-Flexor came around, the Solo Tib Bar was definitely my favorite single leg tib bar mainly because it’s extremely quick and easy to use compared to the HGG Isotib.

Solo Tib Bar Detachable Sleeve

It’s pretty straightforward to get going with… Simply screw the detachable weight sleeve on, slide your foot in, and ratchet the foot strap so your foot is secure.

The ratchet strap is extremely quick and easy to use and the tib bar feels really secure.

Note that there’s no heel strap with this device which is fine; it still feels really awesome to use this way, but I slightly prefer having that extra locked-in feel you get with the Tri-Flexor’s heel strap.

Final Verdict?

Probably the best option if you couldn’t care less about training other body parts and simply want hammer those tibs.

It is slightly more expensive than the Tri-Flexor at $120, and I only have a 10% discount code for you on this one I’m afraid!

Be sure to check out my full Solo Tib Bar review!

The Good

Foot ratchet strap is super quick and easy to use.

Overall the device feels really comfortable despite no heel strap.

More affordable than the HGG Isotib.

The Bad

There’s absolutely nothing I don’t like about this tib bar!


Also Great

HGG Isotib

HGG Isotib

Finally we have the Isotib from HGG Performance which is a decent product overall, but has some flaws that need to be addressed.


Most Popular Single Leg Tib Bar Of All Time

HGG Performance were the first to start making tib bars and their Isotib was the first ever unilateral tib bar.

HGG Isotib Demo

It works a little differently to the Solo Tib Bar – you need to wedge your foot in between the two bars and then secure the device using the adjustable foot clamp.

Once it’s on your foot and secured, this is probably the nicest feeling single leg tib bar of all 3… The thick padding is super comfortable and it produces a fantastic shin stimulus.

The Isotib Could Be Improved…

The reason I no longer use my Isotib is because it takes too long to adjust the foot clamp so that the device is secure on your foot.

You have to put your foot in, secure it to your foot, perform your reps, and then adjust the camp to release your foot, switch feet and start over again.

This process simply takes too long for my liking since the foot clamp adjusts very slowly.

Whenever I had the Isotib secure around my foot, it was completely impossible for me to slide my foot out… to the point where I felt like a bare stuck in a trap!

The Solo Tib Bar works much better in this department because you simply flick the release lever and the entire foot strap pops off, so there’s no fiddling around adjusting levers…

One solution to this problem is to only partially secure the Isotib to your foot, allowing you to slide your foot out after the set, and slide your other foot in.

The issue with this is that the device will wobble from side to side while using it which doesn’t feel all that great (even if it’s still working your tibs just fine).

The other thing I don’t like about the Isotib is the price.

At about $150, it’s considerably more expensive than each of the alternatives discussed above.

For more information, be sure to check out my full HGG Isotib review!

The Good

Super comfortable foot padding makes this tib bar feel amazing to use.

The Bad

Adjustable foot clamp adjusts far too slowly, making it tedious to switch legs.

Very expensive.


Final Verdict?

Overall I think it comes down to knowing exactly what you’re looking for…

If you just want a simple, easy to use single leg tib bar for the express purpose of getting those tib raises in, then the TBG Solo Tib Bar is a fantastic option.

But if you’re looking for the gnarliest possible tib stimulus and wouldn’t mind training your hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads as well, then the versatility of the FAE Tri-Flexor makes it hands down the best choice.

It’s also considerably more affordable than the Solo Tib Bar.

If I could only use one single leg tib bar for the rest of my life, I would definitely pick the Tri-Flexor!

My Single Leg Tib Bar Testing & Review Process

I always make it my mission to be as comprehensive as possible with these product reviews so I can be as helpful as possible to my readers.

That’s why I’ve personally tested each of the 3 single leg tib bars over a number of months.

I’ve performed at least 30 sets of tib raises, ankle rotations, and inversion/eversion raises using each of these devices using a variety of different weight plates while intentionally being quite rough with the tib bars to see if they would break.

As far as durability is concerned, I didn’t have a single problem with any of the tib bars and they’re all really high quality builds!

Negotiating The Best Customer Discounts For Jump Stronger Readers

Part of my mission to be as helpful as possible is to help you guys get the biggest discounts possible.

Over the last few months I’ve been able to negotiate 10% discounts with each of these tib bar manufacturers.

As always, remember to use the discount code “JUMPSTRONGER” at checkout when buying any of these products to ensure you get the best possible deal!

Continually Updating With New Products & Information

As I gain more experience using each of these single leg tib bars, I’ll be updating this article so that you know exactly how my feelings towards each product evolve over time.

I’m also constantly on the hunt for new single leg tib bars that can offer value to the marketplace for inclusion in this article.

If you’re a tib bar manufacturer and want your product reviewed and included in this article, please get in touch.

Feel free to read more about my product testing standards and review process.

Single Leg Tib Bar Vs Regular Tib Bar?

Which is better? Single leg tib bar or regular bilateral tib bar?

You firstly need to understand the benefits of a single leg tib bar…

Benefits Of Using A Single Leg Tib Bar

The primary benefit of using a single leg tib bar is the ability to train more than just your tibialis: you can hit all of the lower leg muscles including your peroneals using a single leg tib bar.

This is done primarily through performing ‘ankle rotations’.

You can also do inversion/eversion raises to target the otherwise ‘impossible to train’ muscles of the lower leg.

Other reasons to us a single leg tib bar is for the healing benefits of the ankle rotations.

Performing loaded circular ankle rotations is a great way to clean up old scar tissue from previous ankle injuries.

This works wonders for your ankle mobility.

People also use single leg tib bars to rehab a specific leg after surgeries have left them weak.

Unilateral training also irons out muscle imbalances whereas bilateral (regular tib bar) training only exacerbates any imbalances you may have in your tibs.

Benefits Of Using A Regular Tib Bar

Why use a regular tib bar? Efficiency.

It’s a little quicker to train both of your legs when you’re training them at the same time.

Personally I love switching back and forth between my regular tib bar and my single leg tib bar, but which is best for you depends on exactly what things you value as an athlete!

Harvey Meale

Harvey Meale

I'm the founder of A1Athlete, a publication dedicated to helping athletes optimize their training and dominate their opponents. When I'm not in the gym, I'm probably neck deep in research or writing another article!

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