What is quad stretch (standing)?

Quad Stretch (Standing)

Quad stretch (standing)

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  1. If you are steady on your feet, stand while holding onto a chair or counter or while resting your hand on a wall. You can also lie on your stomach or your side to do this exercise.
  2. Bend the knee of the leg you want to stretch, and then reach back with the hand on the same side and grab the front of your foot. For example, if you're stretching your right leg, use your right hand.
  3. Keeping your knees next to each other, pull your foot toward your buttock until you feel a gentle stretch across the front of your hip and down the front of your thigh. Your knee should be pointed directly to the ground, not out to the side.
  4. Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat 2 to 4 times for each leg.

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