Recommended Video: IT Band Stretch

Whether you are kicking a lot, standing in stances (either inside or outside tension stances) for long periods, or conditioning your outer thighs to check kicks, you should probably be stretching your IT bands to prevent gait problems, and associated foot, ankle, knee, and lower back problems. Kicks like round, side thrust, and side snap (just say NO), especially involve the iliotibial band.

Here’s the video:

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