A common reaction to feeling tension in a group of muscles is to stretch with the obvious goal to relieve this tissue resistance. But is stretching out tension always the best remedy? In some cases, no!
We are familiar with our quadriceps muscles – the bulky muscles on the front of the thigh. We readily associated these muscles with extending (straightening) the knee since these muscles come together to form a single tendon that crosses the knee joint. But how the quadriceps attach at the other ends often gets missed with regards to how muscle tension in the thighs can affect the hips and spine.