Tight IT Band And Hip Flexor Release
If you are inactive, a slave to sitting, and/or spend large amounts of time in a slightly flexed position, your hip flexors and IT bands are probably REALLY tight. If this is you, it is time to tackle those locked-up hips before things get worse.
IT Band and Hip Flexors Release
In this video, Kelly Starrett (K-Star) from Mobility WOD demonstrates a great way to stretch and mobilize the leg’s anterior chain by using a monster band. His approach is to first mobilize the leg into internal rotation, then squeeze the glutes and apply pressure as needed. This makes it possible to capture the tight corners of the hip tissues including the IT band (iliotibial band) and the TFL (tensor fasciae latae).
K-Star suggests that you work on each leg for about 3-6 minutes.
Stretch the IT band and hip flexors with Kelly Starrett
What are your techniques for mobilizing and stretching the IT band and hip flexors??
- How do you mobilize and stretch your IT band and hip flexor musculature?
- Do you have any favorite methods?
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When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.