Quadriceps (rectus femoris bias) stretch: side lying

A side-lying stretch for the quadriceps.

  • laying on one side with the stretch-side up
  • loop a towel or one end of a strap over the ankle of the top leg, while grasping the other end with the top hand
  • gently pull the leg back, extending the hip and flexing the knee, until a stretch is felt on the anterior aspect of the thigh
  • hold and repeat as needed