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The Daily Echo: Body Tempering the IT Band with Donnie Thompson…. August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016

I have been blown away by the results of Body Tempering inspired by Donnie Thompson… Today Donnie demonstrates this technique on the IT Band. The IT band area can get extremely sore. Many people are wrong when they think they can “stretch” the IT Band. The IT Band is extremely tough and would take hundreds of pounds for that to occur. The IT Band is a giant sheet of connective tissue where many muscles attach… Once again you are NOT going to stretch your IT BAND…. What we do know is the IT Band creates a separation between the Anterior and Posterior musculature in the leg. Runners are the biggest group to complain of the dreaded “IT Band Syndrome”….. When we roll or “smash” the IT Band we are trying to remove the adhesions and allow the muscles in the area to slide and move normally. I have found that the most effective way to address IT Band is Donnie Thompson’s Body Tempering. Start with a light weight and progress as you feel you can handle safely more weight. You will be amazed at how much improvement you will begin to experience. Lastly YOU must begin to search for WHY you are having pain in that area?????? Every time I evaluate a patient complaining of pain in that area we will find movement disorders…. If you movement mechanics are “off” you can treat the IT Band until the “cows come home” and it will continue to hurt. We must address the movement patters as well as treat the areas of pain… Take a look today and cringe in pain as you watch Donnie roll 90lbs of steel on Chris’s IT Band.

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