PNF Stretch: Quadriceps at the Wall

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
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This video shows you how to use the PNF technique, and the wall, to safely and effectively stretch the quadriceps. The wall allows you to move into the stretch slowly and carefully, while increasing flexibility in this powerful muscle.

Equipment: Block, Blankets
Style: PNF, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care

Comments

cjbass 3 months ago

David, thank you for this wonderful stretch. My quads are SO tight all the time, regardless of my level of activity or inactivity. This video brought real relief.

My question: When I deepen the stretch by lifting my torso with hands on my front knee, I feel strain in the quadricep in that front leg. Is there a way to avoid that? Does it mean I need to lower my hands again?

David Procyshyn 3 months ago

Thanks! Yes, I would say lower your hands so that you don't feel that strain. Ideally, the stretch feels a bit uncomfortable, but not straining.