An overused IT band can get tight and angry for lots of skaters. Use this stretch to calm it down, but don’t forget to do your glute strengthening work to help the underlying cause!
Exercise: TFL + IT Band + Hamstring Stretch
Do: Work with a friend or use a strap or band; Play around and find the angle of stretch that works best for you; hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds on each side.
Don’t: stretch into pain – pull back until you feel a stretch but no pain.
Easier (less intense): Inactive foot flat on the ground with knee bent.
Harder (more intense): Inactive leg outstretched (straight).