What is it and benefits?
Quadriceps-SMR is a beginner stretch which releases tension in the thighs.
Who should perform it?
This flexibility exercise is good for those who have tightness in the thighs.
Lie face-down on a foam roller positioning it beneath the top of the thighs near the pelvis. Suck in the abdomen drawing the navel towards the spine. Squeeze the hips together.
How to Do the Exercise:
Roll down on the foam roller toward the knees until a tender spot is found on the thighs. Rest on the tender spot until the pain is relieved considerably. Roll down further until another tender spot is found. Repeat until all tender spots are identified and relieved.
Be sure to maintain good form throughout this stretch. Do not allow the back to arch. If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this exercise.