Standing quadriceps stretch (single leg)

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Level: 1
Region:

Hips, Ноги

Starting position:

Standing facing the anchor point

Strap length:

Mid-length

Functional classification:

Flexibility

Description:

Feet at the width of the pelvis. Grip at waist level.
Take the handles in your right hand;
Bend your left leg at the knee, bring the left foot to the buttock with your left hand;
Hold this position for a few seconds and return to the starting position.
Repeat the same on the other leg.
Lower back straight, pelvis tucked;
Focus on stretching the leg muscles;
Control the tension of the slings.

Recommended load:

15 sec.

Benefits of exercise

Stretching of the level 1 quadriceps on FISIO functional loops.

The quadriceps is a group of muscles that is located on the front side of the thigh.  The quadriceps play an important role in leg movement, maintaining and stability of the knee joint and posture. These muscles are involved in almost any motor activity: walking, running, climbing, descending stairs and other daily movements.

This exercise will help to relax and stretch the muscles of the front surface of the thigh. During the exercise, blood circulation in the hip area improves, which accelerates the recovery process after physical exertion. The flexibility of these muscles will enhance athletic performance. Because a strong and flexible muscle will help prevent injury, expand the range of motion in the joints, and improve coordination. Movements will become free and easy. 

A cramped quadriceps, on the contrary, will create an imbalance of the muscles of your body. The load on the lumbar region will increase, the abdominal muscles will become weakened. Back pain, pain in the knee and hip joints may occur.