I suspect that PTs say "You have tight IT bands" to everybody.
I've asked several PTs the question of whether it's good to roll before a race and they always look at me strangely. I suspect they don't really know. I would do it if my PT advised. I have certainly seen crazier things pre-race but have never seen anyone rolling. Maybe it's just a matter of convenience but I have yet to hear a PT say, yes, roll before a race.
As for pre-race stretching in general, a recent USATF study concluded there is no correlation between pre-race stretching and injury rates; however if you do pre-race stretching already, you should continue to do so.
Edited by: PASTAFARIAN at: 5/8/2012 (13:40)
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