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Lower Body Exercises: Quad Stretch

Person doing quad stretch exercise standing.

This exercise stretches and strengthens 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.

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

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

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

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 3/11/2013
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