Standing Quadriceps Stretch

Exercise Tips

  • Focus on balance
  • Do not push too far, just until you feel the

Standing Quadriceps Stretch

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

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


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: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward and hands on your hips.

  1. 1 Bend one leg back and grab the top of your foot with the opposite hand. Pull your heel towards your butt until you feel the stretch in your leg. Keep your back straight and your other hand on your hip.
  2. 2 Hold for 10 seconds, then switch legs and repeat.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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