What is quadriceps (thigh) strengthening?

Standing quad stretch

Standing quadriceps stretch
  1. If you are steady on your feet, stand holding a chair, counter, or 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 grab the front of your foot with the hand on the same side. For example, if you are 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, and not out to the side.
  4. Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

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