The Truth About the ITB
Written by Gray Cook Thursday, August 7, 2014 FMS Pod Casts
- You cannot have a trigger point or tightness in the ITB.
- The two muscles that attach to the ITB.
- Why the ITB is not a good abductor of the hip.
- Role of the ITB with a bent knee.
- How to change anything about the length of the ITB.
- TFL is often confused with a tight hip flexor.
- If the hip is not too far abducted, the TFL will get a stretch on a hip flexor stretch.
- At the top of the ITB, it branches into two muscles.
- The glut medius can maintain consistent hip stability and hip abduction.
- By effectively firing the glut medius, you can keep your TFL and glut from trying to be a stabilizer (instead of a mover).
- Foam rolling and stick work should be focused on the TFL and glut.
- The half-kneeling chop and lift with the cable bar are static stabilizing activities.
- You cannot stretch the ITB, but you can certainly stretch the muscles that attach to it.