Skip Nav
Beginner Fitness Tips
16-Week Half-Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners
Calorie Breakdowns
These Are the Healthiest Breads You Can Buy
Healthy Living
Just How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

Photo of David Beckham Stretching Quad Muscle

Maximize Your Quad Stretch

David Beckham can make a common quad stretch look sexy. The Pilates instructor in me, however, take issue with his form. His stretching form, that is.

To see how Becks can improve his technique, simply

.

Let me start with a positive comment. I think it is great that these teammates are supporting each other for balancing assistance so they can focus on their stretching. However, David should have the insides of his knees touching. Doing so increases the stretch on the outside of the thigh, the lateral quad muscle which tend to be much tighter than the inner quad. When the knee cap on the leg you're stretching is not pointed directly at the ground you can stress the inner portion of the knee joint.

If I were stretching with Beckham, I would tell him to increase the stretch by squeezing his glute max (the large muscles in the behind) rather than pulling heel closer to his bum. Next time you stretch your quad, think of Becks but remember these pointers too.

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
nancita nancita 7 years
I have actually always wondered what the right form is for this. Glad I could sit in on your lesson for becks.
Goat Yoga Classes (Video)
Power-Tumbling Record Holder Angel Rice (Video)
Hope Solo Fired From US Soccer Team | Video
Trick to Make Your Abs Look Better
Alessandra Ambrosio's Best Workout Outfits
10 Total-Body Moves That'll Blast Fat and Cut Your Gym Time in Half
80-Year-Old Personal Trainer | Video

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X