Anyway he asked me if I still had my bike setup he did before. A year ago I went to see him with a traditional forward setup, 90 degree arms etc. He said I needed to get the glutes firing and tri setups don't allow this. He moved me back and got more weight over the saddle. He also raised me up both front and back. The feet went pidgeon-toed a bit as he claimed it was a stronger position for pushing down (could generate more force). It should be noted that I went injury free during that IMNZ buildup but rode a little slower than Busso 12 weeks earlier (5:08 vs 4:48, 65o/a vs 50th of thereabouts).
8 months ago I got a new road bike and a few weeks later started developing quad pain. Having fixed (red shimano) cleats I ended up straightening out the cleats (no heel out toe it posture) and reverting back to yellow cleats to give the leg a bit more freedom.
For this current prep I had switched coaches and went back to a typical tri setup. The physio shook his head in frustration and said it is tri setups that cause ITB because they don't allow the glutes to fire and then the TFL ends up pulling the ITB unbalanced. He tried telling me it's never the runners that come in to see him with ITB but triathletes. He also said we should be riding at least 80% of the time on our road bikes in traditional road setup to utilise and work the glutes.
I told him I don't get the ITB pain on the bike and he said I wouldn't because the knee doesn't reach the required degree of extension. When I then go to run I don't have the glute strength to hold the band in place and whammo.
Interested in hearing comments on this.