Standing Quadriceps Stretch

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Standing Quadriceps Stretch: Click to enlarge.
  • Stretch: Standing Quadriceps Stretch
  • Target Area: Rectus Femoris
  • Other Areas:
    • Quadriceps
  • Preparation:
    • Stand and touch wall or stationary object for balance. Grasp top ankle or forefoot behind. Pull ankle or forefoot to rear end.
  • Execution:
    • Straighten hip by moving knee backward. Hold stretch for 20 seconds. Repeat with opposite side.
  • Comments:
    • During stretch, do not allow knee to flare outward to the side. If knee is not completely flexed Iliopsoas may be stretched, and quadriceps will not be stretched significantly.

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