Quad Stretch

A static stretch for the quadriceps, or quads

Tags: high school, stretches & strength, static stretches

 

Instructions:

  1. Standing upright, bend one knee behind your body, grasping your foot with the hand from the same side.
  2. If helpful, use your free arm to brace yourself against a wall or other support for balance.
  3. Gently pull your foot towards the glutes, bringing it as close as you can without overstretching and causing pain.
  4. If you are not feeling the stretch, push your foot against your hand as your hand continues pulling the foot toward the butt.

Performance Points:

  • 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.

Training Specifics:

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

Benefits:

  • Increases flexibility of the quadriceps

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