The standing quadriceps stretch focuses on the front of the upper leg and stretches the quadriceps muscle. The Standing Quadricep Stretch should be performed as a preparatory stretch and be held for 8 to 10 seconds.
Body Part and Muscle Group
The Quadricep Stretch focuses on the front of the upper leg. The Quadricep is the muscle being stretched.
- Starting from a normal standing position.
- Bend / Flex one knee and raise the foot towards the buttocks.
- Slightly flex the standing leg so the knees are together (but not touching).
- Hold the front of the raised foot and pull the heel towards the buttock.
Progression: Push the hips forward.
Alternative: The Lunge.