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An advanced way to stretch the IT band for runners

August 13, 2019

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The iliotibial (IT) band is one of the most commonly complained of areas for runners. We’ve gone over stretching the IT band a lot here- –Why foam rolling isn’t the way to go –The anatomy of the IT band and a great stretch for it –Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch The […]

Shoulders, hips, knees and lower back testimonials from the past month

April 23, 2018

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About once a month I update my testimonials page. There is a lot of debate in the fitness world, but it’s hard to argue with results. The more results, the better! There is no better way for people to assess whether someone knows what they’re talking about then to hear it from others. Here are some from the […]

The genesis of patellar tracking and instability issues, and what to do about them

February 14, 2016

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We have muscles which pull the knee cap (patella). Some of these muscles pull the patella upwards, like the quadriceps. Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate how all these muscles connect with the patella from drawings. Let’s look at a cadaver: (If anyone thought for a second, “Wait, do I have metal in my body?” you […]

Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch

June 1, 2012

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I wrote a post, The best damn IT band stretch ever, which quickly became one of the more popular articles on this site. I also wrote a stretch for the rectus femoris, A better quad stretch, which is just about the most popular I’ve written. This post will make a lot more sense if you read those two […]