Hi, I'm Drew O'Connell and today we're going to talk about some exercises to help you loosen up your quads. Quadriceps are amazing muscles. They are really crucial for walking, running, jumping, squatting. And an added real benefit of strengthening and keeping these muscles loose and pliable is they help stabilize and protect our knee, joint and patella. So let's get right into some exercises that can help loosen your quads. The first exercise that we're going to do to loosen our quads is going to be squat jumps. We're going to start out feet shoulder width apart, long spined, take a deep inhale in as we lower down and then exhale as we spring up and make sure that we don't lock our knees at any point throughout this, putting our quads, hamstrings and glutes to work not our joints. We want those big long strong muscles in our body doing all the work for us. Think about a shock absorber, just going up and down as we go nice and easy. For the second exercise to loosen up our quads we're going to do split squats. We're going to start out with our feet shoulder width apart. Kick one leg back onto a safe, unmovable object. We're going to slowly lower down, spine stays nice and long, deep inhale as we lower, exhale as we press up through our heel and the ball of our feet. You've got to make sure feet stay shoulder width apart, making sure that down knee does not extend beyond our toes. We want to use the muscles, not the joints. Again, do ten to twelve reps. Enjoy the workout.