This stretch is called the Standing Quadriceps Stretch.
It's a simple stretch, but is very effective in stretching out those quads. Start by balancing on one foot and pulling the other foot up behind your buttocks with the hand on the same side as the leg being stretched. Keep your knees together and push your hips forward until you feel the stretch.
This is the first of our Top Static Stretches Series of posts. Stay tuned for the more great articles on Stretching and Flexibility. *note to always warm up before performing static stretches. It is important to hold each stretch for 30-60 seconds for full benefit.*
Lucette., & Clark, C. (2008) NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training (p. 139-171)
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