Lying Side Quadriceps Stretch

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not push too far, just until you feel the
    stretch

Lying Side Quadriceps Stretch

This exercise stretches your quadriceps and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings

Frequency

1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week

Equipment

None

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low

Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Quadriceps


Starting Position: Lay on your side, propped up by one arm, elbow bent, resting your head on your hand. Extend your legs out so your body is in a straight line, one on top of the other.

  1. 1 Grab your top ankle with the hand on that same side and pull your heel into your butt, until you feel the stretch in your quads.
  2. 2 Hold for 10 seconds, then flip over and repeat with the opposite leg.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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