Stretching Series – Quads and Hamstrings
Hi everyone!! Happy Friday :). Thank you all for your support on yesterday’s post. I really appreciate it and like knowing that I’m not alone in feeling burned out by things!
I’m going to continue my stretching series today with some stretches for the quads and the hamstrings.
If you haven’t seen my other posts yet, here they are:
The quadriceps muscle is a 4-headed muscle (hence the “quad”) and is a crucial muscle for walking, running, jumping, and squatting. Part of this muscle also helps to stabilize the knee.
1. Standing Quadricep Stretch
2. Lunge with Quad Stretch
3. Reclining Hero Post and Modified/Half Reclining Hero Post (if your muscles are too tight to get all the way down)
4. Lying Quad Stretch
The hamstrings are a set of three muscles on the back of your thigh. They are very important muscles for walking, running, jumping, and controlling some movements of your trunk. They also play an important role as an antagonist (a muscle acting in opposition to it’s pair) to the quadriceps in slowing down knee extension.
1. Basic “Touch your Toes” Hamstring Stretch, seated and standing
2. “One Leg Out” Hamstring Stretch
3. V Hamstring Stretch, seated and standing
4. Elevated Hamstring Stretch
5. Lying Hamstring Stretch
Well, there ya go! These are obviously not all the ways that you can stretch your quads and hamstrings, but they are definitely ones that will do the job :).
I hope you all have an awesome Friday!
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What is your favorite way to stretch your quads and hamstrings?
Any fun plans for the weekend?