How to lengthen and stretch your quadriceps

The vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius and the vastus medialis muscles all run from the top of your thigh bone to the top of your knee, where they run into the patella tendon which attaches onto the front of your shin. Their main action is knee extension, so they are important in actions such as kicking. Here is a stretch to help both lengthen and strengthen them.

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