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How to Release Your IT Band with a Foam Roller

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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.


10/25/2013 9:37:35 AM

SPIFF37's SparkPage
I got my foam roller at Walmart. This exercise hurts like H-E double hockey sticks. I appreciate the video because now I think I'm rolling too slow. I've had this issue for years and it affects walking and running. When I'm walking the IT band snaps over the hip bone when I bring my foot forward and "clicks." When I run, it makes my knee feel like it's going to give out. I was amazed that the same tendon can cause both of these problems! I've also heard it described that stretching the IT band is like trying to stretch a leather belt. No wonder this exercise hurts!


10/5/2013 2:24:16 PM

OMG! Can't wait to try this. First time I've felt a need to have a foam roller.


7/13/2013 4:39:42 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Great video. Thanks


4/17/2013 11:52:30 AM

I love this! but what size roller should be used for this??


3/1/2013 1:05:18 AM

I got my roller at kinetic kinection


3/1/2013 1:03:47 AM

This exercise has changed my life. I first saw the video by coach Nicole and asked around if anyone had success with it. One person wrote back and said just do it. Well the difference in my pain has been night and day. As a matter of fact I have printed off instru tions for this and gave it to 3 different people now. AMAZING. Thanks for putting it up here .


2/3/2013 2:18:53 PM

RHFCTR's SparkPage
My physical therapist instructed me to perform these exercises to help with lower back pain. They has been very helpful with my therapy. I roll my IT bands every night and my back (which feels awesome!). Make sure to start with a white foam roll as different colors provide harder resistance. The black roller is VERY hard and would be very painful for a beginner. Complete these exercises for as long as you can each day and you will notice less pain over time, promise!


1/9/2013 6:07:46 PM

I must now buy a foam roller! I'm an avid cyclist, and the past two seasons I've ended up with really bad runner's knee. Perhaps if I start this season stretching regularly and add this routine, I can end this season pain-free!


10/25/2012 11:56:24 AM

Thanks for the video, it is a big help. The exercise is rather painful but I will try to stick to it


10/24/2012 10:11:18 AM

GREASE31's SparkPage
I luv this video, it has helped me loads.

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