How To Stretch Your Front Thighs - Quad Stretches Videos And Instructions

Quad stretches are one of the main stretches you should do every time after a workout.

Quadriceps or quads are the main muscles at the front of your thighs.

These muscles are used in most activities you do. Therefore, it makes sense to stretch them often.

It's also beneficial to do these stretches before your workout if you have tight front thigh muscles.

If you're going to do them before your workout, make sure you've broken a light sweat before you stretch your quad.

Here you'll see three ways of stretching your quadricep (front thigh) muscles.

Quadriceps Stretches 1




Here's the text for these front thigh stretches.

Method

  1. Stand upright with your feet together.
  2. Bend your right knee.
  3. Grab your right foot with your right hand.
  4. Bring your right foot up toward your buttocks.
  5. Stop when you can feel a mild tension at the front of your thigh.
  6. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds.
  7. Switch legs and repeat.

Extra Tips

  • If you're losing your balance you can hold on to a chair or a wall.
  • Or try holding on to your ear with your free hand: this helps with your balance during the stretching.

Quadriceps Stretches 2

This is the same movement as the standing quadriceps stretches (above) except this time you're lying on your front.





Here's the text version of these stretches for quads.

Method

  1. Lie face down resting your head on your left hand.
  2. Bend your right knee.
  3. Grab your right foot with your right hand.
  4. Bring your right foot up toward your buttocks until you can feel a slight tension.
  5. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds.
  6. Repeat with your left leg.

Quadriceps Stretches 3

If you don't like lying on your front, you can try these stretches lying on your side as shown in the video below.





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