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