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Exercise Demonstrations

Standing IT Band Stretch

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Standing IT Band Stretch Exercise

Starting Position

Stand tall with you legs together, arms relaxed and back straight. Step your left leg behind your right leg, toes pointing forward and legs straight. Put your right hand on your hip and reach your left arm up in line with the shoulder (not pictured).


Breathe slowly and steadily as you push your hips toward the left and reach your left arm overhead and to the right. Hold the stretch for 10-30 seconds. Switch sides.

Special Instructions

For a deeper stretch, keep your feet farther apart, bend the knee of your front leg and keep the back knee straight. Keep your shoulders relaxed.