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How to Foam Roll Your TFL

Learn how to foam roll your TFL in this Howcast video featuring certified NYC trainer Amanda Edell.


So I'm going to demonstrate how to roll your TFL, or your tensor fasciae latae, the muscle that sounds like a Starbucks drink. Okay. So it's at the very top of your thigh. It inserts into your IT band. So you want to just, you could either stay on your hand here, or could go down to your forearm if that's more comfortable for you. Small muscle, it doesn't require much movement. And if you are a runner or a cyclist, even a person that sits a lot, this is going to be pretty painful for you. I recommend you kind of rotate your body downward. See how that feels. And then rotate it back to the side and see how that feels. Very small increment of movement here, since it is a pretty small muscle. And that's how you roll the TFL.

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