In a study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (July 2000), Dr. Michael Fredericson, a physical medicine MD at Stanford University, compared 24 runners with ITB syndrome with 30 healthy runners and found the injured runners to have statistically significantly weaker hip abductors (mainly gluteus medius and minimus) than the non-injured runner -runningtimes.com
Check out the links here for a demo on how to strengthen your gluteus medius muscle. A weak one places additional stress on your IT Band.
Exercise to Strengthen a Weak Gluteus Medius
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