The Importance of the ILIOTIBIAL TRACT aka IT BAND
During my swimming sessions at the gym over the past year, I met a few people in the pool that were also new to swimming. Eventually the quick and polite conversations would end up with, “so what got you into swimming?”. All of the answers I got were, “I don’t run anymore because of an IT band injury. My doctor advised against it.”
It turns out that upon injuring it, it can become a nagging syndrome, especially for those new to running, or those increasing their milage. Up until recently I never did any research on it, but came across this great foam rolling video that teaches how to stretch the IT band and prevent it from being injured.
Here’s a few more links for further reading: