Slide show: Office stretches
Man practicing a stretch for the front of the thigh
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You might also want to try standing stretches. To stretch the front of your thigh:

  • Stand up straight, placing one hand on a chair or desk for stability.
  • Grab one of your ankles — or your pant leg — and bring it up toward your buttock. Remember to maintain an upright position, keeping your back straight and your knees parallel to one another.
  • Hold the stretch for 30 seconds. You'll feel tension in the front of your thigh.
  • Relax and slowly return to the starting position.
  • Repeat the stretch with your other leg.

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