Kneeling Quad Stretch

This really stretches the Rectus Femoris muscle as it crosses both the hip and knee joints. However, don't perform this stretch if you have any kind of knee injury, as it is pretty hard on the knee.

Teaching Points

  • Position yourself with one knee on the floor and the other leg out in front with the knee bent and foot flat on the floor.
  • Grasp the ankle of the back leg behind you.
  • Lean forwards from the hips and at the same time pull the ankle towards your buttocks.
  • When you can start to feel a stretch in the front thigh, hold the position.
  • Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat at least twice.

Muscles Stretched