The treasured and beloved quads. Oh, how I love thee. Let me count the ways:
1) You're large and in charge. 2) You lift cool stuff for me. 3) You are supple, mobile, and flexible. Hold up, your quads are supple, mobile, and flexible??? Ah ha! I knew it! Let the art of quad flexibility begin. Below I have listed out three different ways to increase mobility and flexibility in those beloved quads. The first is for static stretching, the second for myofascial release, and lastly a dynamic mobility exercise. Let the thigh life begin.
THE DEATH STRETCH: Working on Static Holds for Flexibility
QUAD SMASHING: Barbell Assisted Myofascial Release
VOODOO FLOSSING: Increasing Mobility and Blood Supply
As with all of our mobility exercises, make sure you are testing and retesting your ROM every time you mobilize and before switching sides so that you can see and feel what changes are happening. The static MOD stretch is one of many quad stretches in our deck so make sure you look through them all. If you are unfamiliar with voodoo bands and would like more info, Kelly Starrett (the creator of Mobility WOD) has great YouTube videos that can be of help. If you are in need of a voodoo band, Rogue Fitness is one of many places to get one.
And remember: Thick thighs save lives. BOOM.