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How to Release Your IT Band with a Foam Roller

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6/17/2014 10:40:56 PM

When I began my strength training class in March, I developed discomfort soon after training. My instructor introduced me to this roller and oh my OWE....that really hurt, but was a teller about that band. I don't have the pain like I did. BUT still use the roller once in awhile.


6/17/2014 7:20:41 PM

Does this foam roller work with extremely heavy people? Just asking because I can see that foam roller sinking in the center when I get on it and then it won't roll because I'm too heavy.

Otherwise I will definitely try.


5/20/2014 12:24:43 AM

ENRGEE's SparkPage
Iíve been struggling with knee pain for the past month. Iím going to try this foam roller.


5/6/2014 12:39:52 PM

This has always been extremely painful for me to do, but I do it occasionally.


3/6/2014 12:09:48 PM

I have been running intervals for a year or so now, we are doing a half marathon in two weeks. Two weeks ago I started with pretty bad knee pain in my right knee. I am using the foam roller and hoping this helps. I have been using one before watching the video so am hopeful this is going to help correct this issue.


2/13/2014 9:46:31 PM

Nicole' That was good information. I did not realize there were differences in foam rollers related to the color. That IT band is painful, but the rollar is releasing the tightness. Thanks


1/30/2014 12:49:29 PM

MULTIMOM's SparkPage
This actually felt good on both sides of my hip!


1/11/2014 7:06:38 PM

Please print instructions or subtitle - the computer I view this on at work has no speakers


1/10/2014 5:48:52 AM

LILY8486's SparkPage
How do we print off the instructions? I haven't seen where they are written out. TY!


1/9/2014 3:33:20 PM

CECELW's SparkPage
I have used the foam roamer exercise for the IT band. It is quite painful. don't put your full weight on the roller. you'll thank me later. ...for now; your welcome!


1/9/2014 3:06:36 PM

CHRISB43's SparkPage
I'm going to buy a foam roller today and try this. I've had IT band issues in the past & it's something I'm mindful to stretch as much as possible. Unfortunately, there's not too many stretches I've seen out there (1) for the IT band, so this adds some nice variety for me. Thanks!


1/9/2014 11:41:36 AM

Thanks - got a foam roller for Christmas & I think this will be a good excercise for my lower back pain.


1/9/2014 11:16:10 AM

NANCYANNE55's SparkPage
This was VERY helpful, Nicole. Thank you!


12/3/2013 11:19:40 AM

MJEFFERSON23's SparkPage
Good info!


11/10/2013 8:41:02 AM

GHK1962's SparkPage
This TOTALLY works.

I ran for the first time several weeks ago ... and the next day my right knee was hurting. I iced it because I thought my injury was with the knee itself.

However, when I went to the gym, my cycle instructor saw me rubbing my knee and talked to me about it...she said it might be the IT Band ... and showed me the foam roller exercise.

It was like magic ... the knee pain went away! I do this all the time now.

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