The yoga pose known as Half Frog allows you to stretch your quads individually, and since I'm a runner and biker, it's one of my favorite stretches. If you like that pose, you should try the more challenging Frog pose that stretches both quads simultaneously. Not only will this pose stretch out the front of your thighs, but it will also give you a nice stretch in your chest and shoulders.
|Sanskrit Name: Bhekasana|
English Translation: Frog Pose
- Lie on your belly and prop your torso up with your elbows.
- Bend both knees and reach your hands back to hold on to your feet. If it's difficult to get ahold of both feet at the same time, grab one foot first, and then the other.
- Turn your fingers so they are pointing in the same direction as your toes, and lift your elbows up so they're pointing toward the ceiling. This will allow you to get more leverage so you can use your upper body strength to press the soles of both feet toward the floor, which will increase the stretch in your quads. Lift your chest as high as you can.
- Stay here for five deep breaths, then release your feet and straighten your legs.