How Your Quadriceps Can Cause Pain: 3 Yoga Poses That Can Help

By
Emily Hardeman C-IAYT
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Anatomical view of the quadricep muscle groupThe quadriceps muscle group is a group of four muscles on the front side of the legs. These include the vastus lateralis, the vastus medialis, the vastus intermedius, and the rectus femoris.

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