Running makes your knees hurt?
Jumping makes your knees hurt?
Squats just plain crush your knees?
🔥HACKING ITB SYNDROME🔥
-The IT Band is the tendon connection between some seriously high horsepower and that knee. The problem, is when the IT Band becomes the victim in a foam roller assault. -
Just to be perfectly clear, rolling your ITB is equivalent to trying to increase the suppleness of your shin. It’s designed to withstand over 1000 lbs of force, so trust me, you’re not even making a dent. -
The TFL (tensor fascia latte) commands a substantial amount of control with respect to the ITB. The high horsepower engine that’s really involved is that gluteus maximus. As the ITB travels down the femur and tags the lateral aspect of the tibia, the vastus lateralis and the biceps femoris jump on to the ITB.
With all of these attachments, the ITB gets pulled more directions than a family of 9 in the toy section of Target.
The way to reclaim your mechanics and keep the longevity of that knee is by doing two things:
1. Down-regulate the hyperactive muscular control of the ITB.
2. Lengthen the primary influencers of the ITB.
Trying to stretch the tendon (any tendon) or beat it like an angry mob, will give you one skillset; more problems, more pain, and a future investment in stainless steel body hardware.
By unloading ITB control, the knee recovers from the lateral shear and works smoothly as opposed to loading the lateral meniscus and MCL.
Here’s how you do it:
1️⃣ TFL Peanut LAX Hip Flexion
2️⃣ Lateral Quad LAX Knee Flexion
3️⃣ Crossbody Hamstring Stretch
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