IT Band SMFR Foam Roller

A tight IT (IlioTibial) band sometimes caused by a muscle imbalance can be a culprit in many annoying pains and discomfort associated with excessive standing, walking or running. Unfortunately static stretching alone is not usually effective for relieving IT band tightness which is where IT Band SMFR (Self Myo-Fascial Release) on the foam roller comes in. While performing this self massage can be extremely painful for some, it is important to keep strict form and massage out all the knots in the IT band with the technique outlined in the following video.

it band smfr foam roller tfl Equipment Needed

Foam Roll


IT Band (Iliiotibial Band)

TFL (Tensor Fascia Lata)


Self MyoFascial Release

Flexibility / Massage Technique

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