Quadriceps Stretch

Quadriceps Stretch


This exercise involves standing on one leg and pulling the other leg up behind you towards your buttocks, stretching the quadriceps muscle in the front of the thigh. It can be done holding onto a stable surface for balance if needed.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Quadriceps Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.
  2. Step forward with your left foot, keeping your right foot in place.
  3. Bend your left knee and lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the ground.
  4. Keep your right leg straight and your right foot firmly planted on the ground.
  5. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, then switch sides and repeat.

Quadriceps Stretch Form & Visual

Quadriceps Stretch

Quadriceps Stretch Benefits

  • Increases flexibility and range of motion in the quadriceps muscles
  • Helps to prevent injury by improving muscle elasticity
  • Reduces muscle tension and soreness in the quadriceps
  • Improves posture and balance by stretching the front of the thighs
  • May help to alleviate lower back pain by releasing tension in the hip flexors

Quadriceps Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps

Quadriceps Stretch Variations & Alternatives