Do You Mobilize Your Latae? You Should if You Have Tight Glutes
Written By Cat Blatner
Well, this is your tensor fascia latae (TFL) of course! This muscle is active during internal rotation of the femur. Often times athletes will have a hard time activating the glutes and achieving external rotation in the hips if this muscle is too tight and immobile. The TFL also attaches to the iliotibial band and can create pain in the knees if it is too restricted in movement. (See previous post about IT band tightness)
Try the above drill using a lacrosse ball to achieve movement in your TFL! After you release the muscle, it would be a great time to activate those inactive glutes! Give it a try.
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