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Quadriceps Stretch for Runners

How to stretch your front thigh muscle


Updated January 25, 2014

Quadricep Stretch

Quadricep Stretch

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Your quadriceps (front thigh) muscles work hard when you're running, so they'll need a good stretch when you're done. Here's what to do:

1. Stand straight, lift your right foot up behind you, and grab your right foot with your right hand.

2. Pull your heel gently toward your butt, feeling a stretch in your quadricep (front thigh).

3. Keep your knees as close together as possible.

4. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.

5. Repeat with the left leg.

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