Thigh Stretches

List of the best thigh stretches, prevent injury to your thigh muscles by using these stretches.

These quadricep stretching exercises should be performed by almost everyone, they're especially beneficial if you exercise on a regular basis or compete in sports.

Stretching regular will allow you to keep performing at your best for longer without your quads cramping up, and reduce the chance of developing muscle pulls and tears.


Side quad stretch

Technique

Lie down on your left side, legs together, rest your upper body on your left elbow and forearm.

Keep your body and left leg straight, grab your right ankle with your right hand, keep your thighs together and parallel.

Pull your ankle back behind you so your right leg is bent at about 90 degrees, you should feel the stretch on your thigh.

Hold for 10-15 seconds then repeat with your other leg. 3-5 times with each leg.


Standing quad stretch

Technique

In a standing position, use one arm to support you, with the other arm grab one leg at the ankle so your foot is behind you.

Pull back the ankle until you feel your thigh stretch.

Hold for 10-15 seconds then repeat with your other leg, 3-5 times with each leg.


Kneeing quad stretch

Technique

Get in a kneeing position keep your knees about 1 foot apart and sit on your feet.

Lean back and support your body weight with your hands.

Keep leaning back until you feel your quadriceps stretching.

Hold for 10-15 seconds and repeat 3-5 times.


CAUTION!

If you feel pain in your knees while performing any of these exercises, especially the KNEEING QUAD STRETCH you must stop, you do not want to injure your knees, the pain could come from incorrect technique or a knee injury or your knees cannot cope with the extra pressure.