A gem from Olaf Evjents book Autostretching
The rectus femoris special:
The rectus femoris is one of the muscles which is not so easy to stretch yourself as it runs over two joints and is not exactly weak. This is especially true once it is significantly shortened.
I attached a crude one minute sketch of a rectus femoris special which I took form Olaf Evjenths and Jern Hambergers excellent book Autostretching; arguably the most comprehensive book on stretching ever produced. Indeed there are stretches for almost every muscle of the body outlined and described in detail. Just to give an example of the broadness, the book includes six pnf-stretches targeting the temporomandibular joint or jaw joint...
Due to copyright issues I cannot simply copy the pages so here it goes:
The starting position:
Yep that is a good one....I do it on the floor. Also a foam roller over it hurts like a m*@&#%....but feels so good after. Good info.
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