Mr. Diabetes® Home Fitness Program – Quad Stretch

Sit on the floor with your legs spread.  Back is straight. Bend your left leg back (at the knee) and keeping the knee touching the floor.  Touch your heel to your left buttock; or, get as close as you can. 

NEXT:  reach down your right leg touching your face to your right knee.  Straighten up, but remain sitting and holding position. 

Next:  still holding position, lean back and to your right.  This will result in stretching the left quad (outer left thigh).

As you settle back into the stretch, your left knee will (most likely) raise up from the floor; this is expected. Press, VERY gradually, your knee toward the floor.  To add assistance, push out your hip. 

Switch legs and repeat a few times.

[VIDEO Quad Stretch]

NOTE:  DO NOT bounce!!!  To avoid injury to your joints DO NOT force ANY part of this stretch.

NOTE:  Consult your medical team to determine if you have any limitations.

REMINDER:  breathe properly.

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Your Health,

Andy Mandell – Mr. Diabetes®