IT Band: Crossed-Legs Forward Bend
Your IT band, which runs along the outside of your thigh, helps you to propel forward when you're walking or running. Give this muscle a much-needed break with this simple, do-anywhere stretch.
- Bend in half at the waist, and hang over, crossing your right foot behind your left and pressing your right big toe into the floor.
- Twist your upper body to the right, reaching your right arm to the ceiling. You should feel a gentle pull on the outside of your right leg. Hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.
- Uncross your legs, and switch legs to stretch the other side.