University Recreation


Quad Stretch, Laying Down

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Quadriceps
Secondary Muscles: Hip Flexors
Body Area: Legs
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: No Equipment

Quad Stretch, Laying Down

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Lay down on the floor on side of body
  • Support your body with arm that is against floor
  • With your other arm, reach down and grab ankle of foot that is not against the floor
  • Slowly pull ankle up toward buttocks to the point of mild discomfort
  • Exhale and hold stretch for 10-30 sec.
  • This stretch should be felt in the Quads
  • Be Sure to stretch both legs!


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