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Dreyth

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Re: why IT band foam rolling is a bad idea
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 04:55:35 pm »
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fwiw, foam rolling my IT bands and switching to ATG squats eliminated my patellar tendonitis


directly after rolling my IT bands i would have no knee pain for a short while. perhaps getting my glutes a better workout through ATG squats solidified my progress?
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Re: why IT band foam rolling is a bad idea
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 06:25:15 pm »
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Who knows... maybe that temporary relief allowed you to squat better and therefore improve your glute strength.

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Re: why IT band foam rolling is a bad idea
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 10:32:28 pm »
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Who knows... maybe that temporary relief allowed you to squat better and therefore improve your glute strength.

that's what im thinking. i did have another factor involved though: strengthing my VMO's and changing the firing pattern of my quads.
i had made a thread about this a long time ago. here's a vid i made. left knee was bad knee. right knee was good knee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2neCEbA6Pw
notice when the VMO fired on each quad. today my left quad fires just like my right quad.
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Re: why IT band foam rolling is a bad idea
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 10:20:33 am »
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What you show in that video happens for my right leg, which has knee issues, but worse in my case.