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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Corrective exercise strategies

Standing quadriceps stretch

  • The quadriceps stretch can be completed standing or when lying on your side.
  • In the standing stretch, you have weight-bearing stress on other structures, which decreases the subtlety of your awareness in the quadriceps muscles.

Figure 5a. Quadriceps stretch start position.

Figure 5b. Quadriceps stretch.

Standing with support from the wall for the quadriceps stretch. Grasp the lower shin. Also ensure normal head and upper back posture.

  • In addition, many players are not patient enough to allow the time necessary for the muscle relaxation/elongation to occur when they are standing.