Lower Body Stretches Series
The quadricep stretch is the last fitness video in this lower body
The quadriceps are a four headed muscle that are located in the front
of the upper leg (your thighs).
These are the Vastus Medialis, Intermedius and Lateralis and finally
the Rectus Femoris.
The primary purpose of the quadricep is to extend the knee joint.
Therefore this is used everytime you walk, jog, run, sit, climb stairs
or even jump.
Keeping this muscle group healthy by strengthening and stretching
ensures you can perform everyday tasks.
Stretch #7 - Quadricep Stretch
This is a standing stretching move so no mat is required.
Stand with your feet together.
- Lift your right leg bending at the knee and grab onto your
foot bringing your heel up towards the buttocks.
- Keep your back straight and pull your leg back and up to
feel the stretch.
- Hold this stretch for 20 seconds or longer.
- Repeat for the other leg.
If you need some help with your balance while doing this stretch, just
place your hand on the wall or hold onto the back of a chair.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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