Seated Quadriceps Stretch

Seated Quadriceps Stretch


This exercise involves sitting on the ground with one leg extended in front of you and the other leg bent with the foot flat on the ground. You then reach forward and grab onto the extended leg, pulling it towards your body to stretch the quadriceps muscle.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Seated Quadriceps Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Bend your right knee and bring your foot towards your buttocks.
  3. Grasp your right ankle with your right hand and hold it firmly.
  4. Place your left hand on your left knee for support.
  5. Inhale and lift your chest up towards the ceiling.
  6. Exhale and gently pull your right ankle towards your buttocks.
  7. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds.
  8. Release the stretch and repeat on the other side.

Seated Quadriceps Stretch Form & Visual

Seated Quadriceps Stretch

Seated Quadriceps Stretch Benefits

  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the quadriceps muscles
  • Reduces muscle tension and soreness in the quadriceps
  • Helps prevent injury by preparing the quadriceps for physical activity
  • Can be done anywhere without any equipment
  • Can be modified for individuals with limited mobility or flexibility

Seated Quadriceps Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps

Seated Quadriceps Stretch Variations & Alternatives