You likely spend most of your time moving either forward or backward, physically speaking. And that’s not a bad thing – it’s just not a full movement experience.
In some instances, especially with runners and cyclists, this repetitive forward-backwards movement ends up presenting some issues for the muscles that move us side-to-side. Without going into too much detail here, most runners and cyclists have adaptively shortened abductors (and adductors too), which can have substantial downstream effects. “Runner’s knee” is one of these possibilities.
And in contrast to what you’ve likely been told, the solution is not to foam-roll the IT band. Nor is the most effective approach to focus on work at the knee itself.
Inside this playlist, you’ll encounter more information on the topic of runner’s knee, and a series of manual release and movement practices designed to help facilitate change in how you feel.
Using the practices within this playlist regularly is also a good recipe for maintaining that change for the long-term. Check it out. It’s $12 USD/month – and you can cancel anytime you want. This playlist is comprised of 5 practices.