Second- I love you guys. A lot. Here's the proof:
IT Band and Shin Splint Rehab Exercises
*My husband makes me laugh. This cannot be stopped, or controlled.
**I am not a photographer.
***I am not a videographer! I'm so awkward on camera. Just, get over it and follow the exercises. You're welcome that I got over my insecurities so quickly to offer these to you ;).
****I am not a doctor. If you are suffering from pains, I cannot tell you enough how much I encourage you to go and see a physical therapist. Only they can properly diagnose you and give you the treatment you need.
That being said, here are the list of exercises that my Physical Therapist gave me for IT Band rehab as well as shin splints.
1. Bridges and Clam Shells2. One legged bridges- You bridge up and extend one leg. You then lower your buns until they nearly touch the ground and then bridge back up. If you are a weakling like me, these will kill you! My hamstrings often cramp during these. I do 12 on each leg, then switch. 2 sets on each leg.
3. Monster Walk and Side Steps4. Dead Lift Leg Raises- These are like a dead lift using 10 lb weights (feel free to use heavier!) only you lift one leg as you bend over. Do 12 reps on each leg and then transition to backward lunges. Do 2 sets of each exercise.
The following are for Shin Splints:
7. Body Twists
8. Eccentric Calves9. Heel Walks