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Quad & Thigh Stretches

Quad and Thigh Stretch Videos
Watch the quad and thigh stretching videos below to improve your quad and thigh flexibility and relieve tight thigh muscles.
Thigh stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the quad and thigh muscles. Good thigh flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the upper leg.
Sports that benefit from the quad and thigh stretches below include: Cycling; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering; Ice Hockey and Field Hockey; Ice Skating, Roller Skating and Inline Skating; Martial Arts; Running, Track and Cross Country; running sports like Football, Soccer, Gridiron and Rugby; Snow Skiing and Water Skiing; Surfing; Walking and Race Walking.
Quad and Thigh Muscles being Stretched

During the following thigh stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the quad and thigh that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following thigh stretches.
 
  • Vastus Medialis, Lateralis and Intermedius
  • Rectus Femoris
  • Iliacus
  • Psoas Major and Minor