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Lower Body Exercises: Quad Stretch

Person doing quad stretch exercise standing.

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.

  • 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: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N., MD
Last Review Date: 8/16/2015
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