Stretching the ITB is slightly different from stretching other muscles, as the ITB is a thick, fibrous band rather than an elastic muscle.

  1. Stand upright and cross your right leg behind your left.
  2. Lean slightly forwards and to your left side until you feel a stretch on the outside of your right leg.
  3. Lean on a chair/wall if needed. Hold for 30 secs.
  4. Repeat 3 times
  5. Change legs, cross your left leg behind your right. Hold for 30 secs
  6. Repeat 3 times.
  7. Stretch twice daily, before and after exercise.