Stretches for Sore Thighs

Stretching helps prevent sore muscles and injuries.
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After spending day after day in the gym, it is not uncommon to be hit with muscle soreness. Exercising breaks down the body's muscles, so don't be surprised if one morning you find it difficult to get out of bed. Instead of giving into your soreness and lying in bed all day, stretch the soreness out before and after every workout. Stretching helps to keep muscles loose and also prevents injury, allowing you to stay on track with your workouts.

Step 1

Stand with feet about hip width apart to begin a hamstring stretch. Bend forward and reach your arms down as far as they can go. Rest your hands on your legs or the floor. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Slowly stand back up.

Step 2

Begin a quadriceps stretch by lying on your stomach with the foam roller under your thighs. Lift your chest off the ground by fully extending your arms, into a half pushup position. With the foam roller under your thighs, slowly roll back and forth so that the foam roller moves from your upper thighs to just before your kneecaps. Roll for 30 seconds. Rest and repeat as needed.

Step 3

Stand with your feet slightly apart for a second quadricep stretch. Grab a wall or chair with one hand for support. Grasp your right leg with your right hand and bring your right foot up to your glutes. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds, and repeat on the left leg.

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