Side View.

1. Place the right leg behind the left.

2. Bend at the waist, leaning over a support, such as a desk or counter.

3. As you bend the left knee, slide the right leg out away from your body. Keep the right knee straight.

4. Bend your body toward the right leg.

You should feel a stretch along the outside of the right thigh.

Front View.

The "desk" has been removed to better demonstrate the stretch.

If you lean your upper body towards the leg you are stretching, then this will better stretch the IT band. In the example, the figure would bend (at the waist) to the right side of the screen. (the figure's left hand side)


(copyright - 1997 Mark Jenkins,MD)