Should you roll your ITB?
The Illiotibial band (ITB) is a nightmare to most runners around the world.
An irritation of this tissue can happen anytime, and unexpectedly, especially during the initial phase of a running program.
We've talked about this in the past and have discussed on videos and blogs whether you need to roll at your ITBS or not.
To do this exercise, consider buying a good quality foam roller from us or from another trusted source.
How To Roll Your Quads and ITB
Doing this exercise is simple and easy, all you need to do is to flip over onto your tummy.
Roll your left quad backwards and forwards, do it nice and slow like you're squishing out cream or toothpaste out of a tube.
Then do it all the way from the very top of your hip, basically the whole way down towards your knee and all the way up and down through the outside of your quads.
Roll your body a bit more towards the inside and find those sore spots in your quads.
Spend at least 60 seconds and then if you really want to get adventurous you can bend and straighten that leg while there's pressure down through that foam roller.
It is not the most comfortable exercises you will be doing but it is definitely helpful. You'll find a massive difference in the pliability and mobility of your quad muscles.
If you need our help, talk to one of our physios at Terrace Physio Plus today!