The fronts of your thighs can get very tight, especially if you play sports, train with weights or engage in any other physical activities. Remember to regularly stretch these muscles to help prevent knee, hip or back injuries. Here's one stretch that feels great and is easy to do.
Lie on your right side with your head resting on your right forearm and your knees bent and stacked. Place your left hand on the floor in front of your chest for balance.
Grasp your left ankle with your left hand and bring your heel behind your left buttock. Move your left knee back so it lines up with your torso and hips. (The bottom knee can remain forward to help you balance.) Slowly tuck your tailbone under and squeeze your buttocks forward until you feel a long stretch running down the front of your left thigh. Hold this stretch for three to six breaths, then repeat on the other leg.
Voight is the creator of a line of fitness DVDs, including "Full Body Stretch" and "Ballet BodySculpt."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times