Are your quads firing like they should? How do you know if they’re behaving properly? If your knees, calves, or hips are giving you trouble, chances are your quadriceps are not as strong and flexible as they should be.

Hang around a group of runners before and after a run and you’ll likely see a bunch of half-hearted attempts to pull heels to butts, just like we learned in PE class. The problem with the old way is that it stresses your kneecap and doesn’t really get much of a stretch. Today’s video shows a better way to stretch your quads, which will take stress off your patella and make life happier for your calves, hamstrings, and hips.

All too often we make dealing with patellofemoral pain (pain around the kneecap) way too complicated. The first line of defense often needs to simply be stretching properly, in a way that gets all 4 muscles involved, and doesn’t stress the ligaments around your kneecap.

Check out the video and drop me a line to let me know how these work for you!

As always, please share with a friend and check out the facebook page for a live session wednesday evening going more in-depth with the how and why of quad flexibility!