Recently, I was talking in my Core Studio membership about IT band pain. Every week I release a training tip to help enhance my ladies' movement techniques within their daily workout assignments.
In our private Facebook group, a member brought up that she was interested in learning tips on how to heal and avoid IT band pain.
Now, of course, this membership is designed for the beautiful ladies in my community so I had to address it because I believe that there is a lot of misconception when it comes to IT band pain.
Because honestly ladies, I’ve trained enough women to understand what IT band pain is, how to minimize it and how to avoid it.
Many of you have been told that if your IT bands are tight, then you should...
>>Before you get to healing IT band pain, you have to get to what is causing your IT band pain.<<
Many times women experience IT band pain due to imbalances of the muscles in the body...particularly your quads, hamstrings and glutes. Using your gentle foam roller or small ball to help release these tight areas can feel amazing!
Now, releasing these tight areas is only a part of the puzzle. The other piece is strengthening, which is essential for creating balance throughout your body.
A great exercise for strengthening your hamstrings + glutes are hamstring curls as they help to develop great support in the back of your legs.
I also recommend doing squats and/or lunges before, during and after a walk or run. These movements are great for strengthening those hamstrings + glutes while ensuring that your IT bands don't have to work too hard.
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The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).
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