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Quadriceps Stretch (Flexibility)

Man supporting himself on table while doing quad stretch.

  1. Stand up straight and hold onto a wall, sturdy chair, railing, or table with your right hand.

  2. Bend your left leg at the knee behind you, and grab your ankle with your left hand. Pull your left heel toward your buttocks. Don’t arch your back.

  3. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 2 times.

  4. Switch legs and repeat.

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