Stretching your quadriceps and hamstrings can help prevent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.
Do these stretches gradually. Do not push or bounce the stretch. You should feel a stretch, not pain. Exhale as you begin the stretch. While you hold the stretch, inhale. Exhale as you relax.
Contract your stomach muscles during this stretch so you do not arch your back.
Last Revised: April 5, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Freddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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