Standing Quadricep Stretch

The standing quadriceps stretch focuses on the front of the upper leg and stretches the quadriceps muscle. The Standing Quadricep Stretch should be performed as a preparatory stretch and be held for 8 to 10 seconds.

Body Part and Muscle Group
The Quadricep Stretch focuses on the front of the upper leg. The Quadricep is the muscle being stretched.


  • Starting from a normal standing position.
  • Bend / Flex one knee and raise the foot towards the buttocks.
  • Slightly flex the standing leg so the knees are together (but not touching).
  • Hold the front of the raised foot and pull the heel towards the buttock.

Progression: Push the hips forward.

Alternative: The Lunge.

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