Lying (side) Quadriceps Stretch

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie on one side. Grasp top ankle or forefoot behind. Pull ankle or forefoot to rear end.

Execution

Straighten hip by moving knee backward. Hold stretch. Repeat with opposite side.

Comments

During stretch, do not allow knee to flare upward away from floor. If knee is not completely flexed Iliopsoas may be stretched; Quadriceps will not be stretched significantly.
See Lying Tibialis Anterior Stretch for similar exercise which can be combined with this stretch and performed simultaneously.

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Lying (Side) Quadriceps Stretch

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