Stretch of the Week: Side Lying Quadriceps Stretch
By Amanda Gallow, DPT, SCS A
ZOPT Buckeye Physical Therapist
Stretch Type: Static
How to Perform: Start by lying on your left side. Pull your left (bottom leg) up towards your chest. Reach behind and grab your right (top) leg. Hold 30 seconds and repeat 3-4 times.
Why Perform This Stretch: This is static stretch for the quadriceps muscles that should be performed after workouts. By lying on your side and pulling your bottom leg up, you lock out your pelvis and produce a greater stretch to the quadriceps.