Lower Body Exercises: Quad Stretch

Man supporting himself on wall while doing quad stretch.

This exercise stretches  your lower body to help your back. As you work out, don’t rush or strain. Stand arm’s length from a wall. Place one hand on it.

Here are the other steps to the quad stretch:

  • With your other hand, grasp your ankle on the same side. Pull the heel toward your buttocks. Don’t arch your back.

  • Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 2 times. Switch legs.

For your safety, check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.

Online Medical Reviewer: Finke, Amy, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N., MD
Last Review Date: 11/1/2017
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