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Quadricep Stretch

Lower Body Stretches Series

The quadricep stretch is the last fitness video in this lower body stretches series.

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.
  1. Stand with your feet together.
  2. Lift your right leg bending at the knee and grab onto your foot bringing your heel up towards the buttocks.
  3. Keep your back straight and pull your leg back and up to feel the stretch.
  4. Hold this stretch for 20 seconds or longer.
  5. 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 correctly. 


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