Slide show: A guide to basic stretches
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Your quadriceps muscle runs along the front of your thigh. To stretch your quadriceps muscles:

  • Stand near a wall or a piece of sturdy exercise equipment for support.
  • Grasp your ankle and gently pull your heel up and back until you feel a stretch in the front of your thigh.
  • Tighten your stomach muscles to prevent your stomach from sagging outward, and keep your knees close together.
  • Hold for about 30 seconds.
  • Switch legs and repeat.
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