I noticed that in the W4SB program, DeFranco never implemented exercises that work the shin muscles. I get why Defranco did not include calf or heel raises in the program because the calves already get enough work from doing lunges, glute-ham raises, walking up the stairs, etc.; however, none of the leg exercises listed in his program would effectively work the tibialis anterior muscles (the shin muscles).
I feel that in order to adequately hit the shin muscles I would have to do a toe raise exercise or a reverse calf raise exercise of some sort. I know that most trainees who are not bodybuilders don't do toe raises or reverse calf raises in their workouts. I am not feeling any wrong with my shins or feet, but I worried about developing muscle imbalances within my lower legs and/or feet. Then again, since Mr. DeFranco is considered to be one of the best performance enhancement specialists in the country, maybe there is a good reason why DeFranco didn't add an exercise such as toe raises in the W4SB program and therefore I wouldn't need worry about doing toe raises.
So I am wondering if whether or not there is a rationale for not including a toe raise or reverse calf raise exercise in a legit program for athletes -assuming that were talking about those who dont need any rehab work for lower legs or feet and/or don't have some sort of injury like shin splits-.