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Treadmill Stretch: Leaning Quad

As I've said before, I love to do a few stretches on the treadmill after a run. If you feel funny about it, you can always do this stretch while leaning on a chair. This will open your quads, your hip flexors, and your shoulders.

  • Hold on to the front of the treadmill or the back of a chair.
  • Bend your left knee and bring your foot behind you. Grab onto the front of your left foot with your left hand, pulling the sole of your foot into your buns.
  • Now lean forward, trying to keep your left leg straight. The more you lean, the more you'll feel it in your left quad, hip flexor, and your right hamstring.
  • Hold this stretch for at east 30 seconds and then do the other side.
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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
lrcaraway lrcaraway 9 years
I always stretch before I start exercising but I am gonna try to make myself do this one afterwards too. I always forget to stretch afterwards
Cocoangel Cocoangel 9 years
Thanks for the tread-friendly stretch. I need to remember to stretch before I get off because I'm always sore later.
Cinda_79 Cinda_79 9 years
Yea I like stretching after running, not usually on the treadmill lol but I'll try it!
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
This feels good
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
This feels good
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