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Get Loose! The Best IT Band Stretches

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Knee Pain? Start Doing These Exercises ASAP

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Foam rollers are SO PAINFUL, but totally worth it if you have any issues with muscle knots or alignment. Think of it like a rolling pin rolling out lumps in bread dough.

Foam rollers are SO PAINFUL, but totally worth it if you have any issues with muscle knots or alignment. Think of it like a rolling pin rolling out lumps in bread dough.

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Get to Know Your Iliotibial Band

The source of so many knee and low back problems in my opinion. Here are some stretches to alleviate it and prevent it.

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3 Ways to Conquer IT Band Pain

IT band syndrome, IT band pain, foam roller, running. I have a love/hate relationship with my Grid roller, but admit it has kept my ITBS in check for years.

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If you've got runner's knee, sciatica, low back pain, plantar fasciitis, fybromyalgia, or any other excruciating condition, FOAM ROLLING is an incredible tool that can help reduce pain and return your body back to normal. It's so much cheaper than PT or a chiropractor, also.

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from Health.com

Prevent Knee Pain With an IT Band Release Foam Roller Stretch

Watch this video with fitness expert Lauren Williams to learn how to get a deep IT band stretch using a foam roller. This move targets your upper hips and IT band, which, when tight, can aggravate knees. | Health.com

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Spring Running Prehab: Roll Your IT Band

Longer days plus warmer weather equals longer runs, especially if you're training for an endurance race. While you can often feel that your muscles have taken a beating, the IT band, the fascia that lines the outside of your quad, takes a beating too.

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This is one the most painful and rewarding practices I do. So much tension gets locked up where our IT band hooks into our gluts. After loosening your tissue up you can even upgrade to a lacrosse ball.. Another modification is to place the foot of the leg you are massaging over the opposite knee to stretch the area while you treat it.

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