Prevent IT Band Syndrome from happening to you. The most comprehensive article on IT band injuries. Stretches, exercise prescriptions, and research-backed treatment options to get you healthy and running.
To the untrained eye, foam rolling can look extremely awkward (just watch someone foam roll their glutes or hip flexors). For someone who knows what they’re doing, though, they’re massaging tired and tight muscles and treating their hard-working muscles r
Why is it when we have tightness or irritation in our outer hip or knee, our assumption is often that it's our IT band, and rolling is the answer? Using rollers and balls can help, but don't forget about functional fitness and yoga. 8 Yoga Poses and Stret
Basic IT Band Stretch - Stand tall with right leg crossed over left. Lean to the right (towards front leg) until you feel a stretch along the side of left leg. Hold for 30 seconds, breathing deeply the entire time. Repeat 5 times before switching sides.
Get the best stretches for your IT band to feel loose and ready for race day. These are great for tight hips and knee pain after running or working out. Get out your foam roller and an elastic band to get the best stretch.