A static stretch for the quadriceps, or quads
Tags: middle school, stretches & strength, static stretches
- Standing upright, bend one knee behind your body, grasping your foot with the hand from the same side.
- If helpful, use your free arm to brace yourself against a wall or other support for balance.
- Gently pull your foot towards the glutes, bringing it as close as you can without overstretching and causing pain.
- If you are not feeling the stretch, push your foot against your hand as your hand continues pulling the foot toward the butt.
- Keep your knees together throughout the stretch.
- Keep your body upright and hips level.
- Keep your feet in line with the body.
- Don't lean in any direction or pull the foot out to the side.
Duration / Reps: Hold for 30 seconds on each leg
When: During the post-workout, cool-down routine
You Need: You may want to use a wall or teammate for support
- Increases flexibility of the quadriceps