All that stretch is doing is stretching the front of your thigh, the quadricep. A mild alternative would be to lie on your back and bring your knees toward your chest.
You could also lie on your side and bring your foot towards your rear.
Or, lie on your stomach with your forearms on the floor, bend your knees and bring your feet up toward your backside as far as you can.
Or, come into a kneeling lunge and press your hip forward until you feel the front of the thigh of your back leg stretching.
Once you know what each stretch is intended for and what muscles are involved, it will be easy to figure out alternatives on your own.
Edited by: IRISHF at: 5/12/2009 (16:11)
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