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Seated Quadriceps Stretch

Stretches the muscles in the front of the hips and thighs (quadriceps).

Equipment
A chair.

Exercise Technique

  1. Sit sideways on a chair with both feet flat on the floor.
  2. Hold the back of the chair with your left hand. Bend your right leg, gently bring the heel close to your buttocks and grasp your ankle with your right hand.
  3. Slowly move your leg backwards until your knee is facing the floor.
  4. Hold the stretch for ten to twenty seconds.
  5. Repeat if necessary.
  6. Do the other side.

Performance Tips

  1. Keep abdominal muscles tightly held in so the back doesn't arch as you bring your leg backwards.
  2. In the final position, your shoulder, hip, and knee should be in a straight line.
  3. If you feel pain or discomfort in the knee joint, avoid this stretch.

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