Self Test To See If You Have a Tight/Short I.T. Band - T.F.L. - Gluteus Maximus

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Graphic of the T.F.L. Tensor Faciae Latae Muscle & Attachments from the hip area to the knee.TFL self-test hypertonic and short example.
Seriously Hypertonic, Short & Tight T.F.L & Possibly the Gluteal Muscles.
« « « T.F.L. Graphic of the Anterior Right Thigh.

TFL self-test, an example of very good flexablity.
Here A Very Good Degree of Flexibility

Remember that if there is any pain when stretching, BACK OFF or stop.

The Example on Top Will Alter Your Gate and May be a Root Cause of Low Back Pain
 and For Runners, a Precursor for Pain and Injury.
1.  Laying on Your Side WITH YOUR PELVIS PERPENDICULAR TO THE FLOOR.
2.  Flex Your Top Leg and Relax Your Hips and Legs.
3.  How Far is Your Knee From the Surface You Are Laying On?

Origin:Ilium specifically the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine (ASIS)
Insertion:Tibia, Lateral Condyle & Iliotibial Fasciae/Tract (Lateral Thigh)
Function: Minor Muscle of Hip Flexion, Abduction with hip straight, Transverse Adduction with hip flexed, Primary muscle of Internal Rotation.

Iliotibial band friction syndrome Common With Improper Running Habits From Rice University, Texas.

 I.T. Band, Gluteus, Lateral Thigh, T.F.L. (tensor fasciae latae) Muscle Stretch. 

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