Start Doing These Exercises ASAP: As many a runner (including me!) can confirm, your iliotibial (IT) band, a thick band of tissue that runs from your hips to your knee and shin on the outer side of each leg, should not be ignored.
Works: core, butt, quads Sit with back against wall, knees bent 90 degrees. Lift and extend right leg at hip level (as shown). Hold for 30 seconds; then pulse left leg for 30 seconds. (Make it easier: Lower leg for pulses.
Weighted Leg Circles: They might not seem like much, but these ankle weight circles are sure to have you sweating in no time! Just be sure to keep your hips parallel to each other and completely still as you complete your leg circles