Stretching Your Thighs: Know the Kinetic Chain of Your Quadriceps

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.