This foam roller routine on the IT band is critical in creating and developing quality health throughout the season. A tight IT band is very detrimental to an athletes performance and longevity in the sport of track and field. Athletes should foam roll both sides consistently as part of their cool down. This foam roll routine is also important in keeping the quadriceps muscles loose and elastic. It is important to do this in the cool down regularly targeting all angles of the quadriceps, including medial and lateral. This foam roll routine is also essential in proper hamstring health. Keeping the hamstring muscle loose and active after a workout is important in track and field training. This foam roll routine is also important in keeping the calf muscles healthy, a muscle that is often neglected but essential to keep healthy in the sport of track and field. Keeping the calf muscles loose will help prevent Achilles tendon problems as well as help eliminate shin splints. This foam roll routine also targets the glute muscle with the right leg crossed over the left. All of these foam rolling cool down routine are essential in keeping proper muscle health for athletes in the sport of track and field, cross country, and road running.

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