Leg Stretches: Standing Quadriceps Stretch
Improve your posture and flexibility with stretching! If you run, jog or even do a lot of squats and other leg-focused moves, you’ll want to stretch your quadriceps.
This muscle group consists of four muscles:
- The Vastus Lateralis
- The Vastus Intermedius
- The Vastus Medialis
- The Rectus Femoris
They enable these moves:
- Knee extension
- Hip flexion
Stretching your quads can help you improve your squatting movement, but it can also aid in recovery.
How To: Standing Quadriceps Stretch
This stretch helps release the muscles that are targeted during a typical leg day. Just finished doing leg presses and weighted squats? Then this stretch is for you!
Check out our articles for more:
- Lower back stretches
- Glute stretches
- Shoulder stretches
- And more!