Leg exercises that will help you increase your flexibility.

3-Point Quad Stretch

Muscles Worked (Quadriceps, hip flexors)

From a standing position, place you instep on an object that's behind you, such as a bench. Begin by bending your knee so your heel digs into your butt. Once there, bend the supporting leg and reach the leg you're stretching back underneath your body. Hold this position as you lean your torso back.

Rotation Lunge

Begin by stepping forward into a lunge so that both knees are bent at appoximately 90 degree angles. Once there, rotate your torso and arms as far as you can over your rear leg. Return to the starting position and repeat to the other side.

Quad Stretch Walk

From a standing position, grab your right instep and pull your heel toward your butt. Hold for a second, then take a step and so the same with the other leg. Continue this way until you've covered the desired distance.


With your arms held out in front ofyou, kick your keg straight up toward your hands withoug dropping your chest or rounding your back. Repeat with the other leg and continue for the desired number of reps.


Prisoner Squat

Begin with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your hands laced behind your head and elbows back. Begin by pushing your hips aback and squatting down as you make sure your elbows stay out of your peripheral view. Pause when your thighs are parallel to the floor, then press back up.