The Huddersfield Runners Quadriceps Self Stretch Test

The Huddersfield Runners Quadriceps Self Stretch Test

Huddersfield Runners – Self Test 1

We have come up with a self test to stop Huddersfield Runners from injuring various joints in the body! This quick self test indicates if you need to spend more time stretching your muscles along the front of the leg.

The Test

From a seated position, within 5 seconds get on the floor and get into this position as pictured below!

  • If you can get into this position within 5 seconds then your muscles and joints are supple enough for the high demands of running!
  • If you can’t get into this position within 5 seconds but can eventually then your muscles are STIFF and could do with some more regular stretching!
  • If you cannot get into this position and touch heel to bum then you are not moving as efficiently as you could be and possibly putting other muscles and joints at risk of having to work even harder! This can be due to scar tissue build up, other adhesions, changes in your motor patterns amongst other things!

Stay nice and tall throughout, don’t lean forward and heel must touch bum!

The Fix

Our Sports Massage Huddersfield and Physiotherapy Huddersfield Services will always assess these joints on the very first session and the treatment plan and sessions are always work towards getting the athlete’s muscles and joints to move with the required elongation and suppleness required to withstand the impacts the body endures.

If you cannot get into this position within 5 seconds some simple movements can help. To access Dave’s Athletics Weekly article on this very topic sign up below to gain instant access to his article!

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