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IT Band: Standing Stretch

Here's another IT band-loosening stretch that is great to do after a run.

  • Stand with legs together and back straight, arms at your side. Step your right leg behind your left leg, making sure both feet point forward. Put your arms on your hips.
  • Slowly push your hips toward the right, so you are making a "C" curve with your left side. You can raise your right arm overhead and to the left.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, feeling the stretch in your right thigh. Switch sides.

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