Standing Quad Stretch

How to Perform this E-cise™

  1. Stand in front of wall or chair and with your back to a block or chair; your feet should be pointing straight ahead and hip width apart.
    • If needed, stand facing a chair or doorjamb which you can hold onto for support and balance
  2. Lift one foot and bend that leg back, placing the top of the foot on the chair/block
    • The height of the foot placement dictates the amount of stretch in the thigh muscles
  3. Keep your hips and shoulders square to the wall
  4. Look down and be sure that your knees remain pointed straight ahead and in line with each other
  5. The key is to make sure that the hip of your down leg is not jutting out to the side. You must keep your hips level
  6. Now, try to tilt your butt under
  7. Hold as directed on your menu
  8. Switch legs and repeat

Fun Facts

This exercise stretches the muscles of the hip and repositions the pelvis

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