I’ll admit that it’s hard to get back into the swing of things after eight months of not writing a blog. Can you believe it’s been that long? My iliotibial band sure can…
What’s an iliotibial band, you ask? It’s a pain in the knee, that’s what!
I first started experiencing trouble around the end of last summer, just about the time that I went gallivanting across Europe. Yeah, perfect timing, right?
You may remember last summer that I bicycled to work pretty much every day. Turns out that’s only a good idea if your seat is adjusted to the proper height. When it’s not, you can start to experience what’s known as Iliotibial Band Syndrome (or IBS, if you wanna confuse yourself and others into thinking you have irritable bowel).
Luckily, I learned some amazing stretches you can do in your very own home to keep those IT bands loose as a goose. Let’s review:
1) This one is known as the “pretzel” – just imagine what it would be like if your body was a pretzel, and then bend that way! Easy peasy.
2) I call this next one the “wave” – all you have to do is cross your legs and wave at your favourite inspirational photo of Kevin Sorbo. If you watch closely, he’ll wink back.
3) Last but not least is my personal favourite, the “twirl sandwich” – just squish yourself up like a soft serve iced cream cone, and voila! You’re golden delicious.
Now you’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to keep those ligaments loose and those bikinis bumpin’. Now get outside and enjoy the sun! And don’t forget your bikini.