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Lying Side Quadriceps Stretch

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not push too far, just until you feel the stretch

Lying Side Quadriceps Stretch

This exercise stretches your quadriceps and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Quadriceps

Starting Position: Lay on your side, propped up by one arm, elbow bent, resting your head on your hand. Extend your legs out so your body is in a straight line, one on top of the other.

  1. 1 Grab your top ankle with the hand on that same side and pull your heel into your butt, until you feel the stretch in your quads.
  2. 2 Hold for 10 seconds, then flip over and repeat with the opposite leg.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.