that is the natural way for the legs to move. if you
watch anyone doing squats (er..correctly) you will notice the
toes will slightly point out. when people stand usually the
toes will be slightly pointing out.
now try this. do a deep knee bend. it's most comfortable with
toes pointing out and you shoudl also notice that you will
feel it more on the inside quad then the outside quad.
when you stretch with opposite hands (right hand to left foot)
you will notice that the stretch will be on the inner quad.
right hand to right foot and you stretch more the inner quad..
but if you pull it too far to the side, your leg won't be happy.
Since this is not the "natural" way for the leg to move (imagine
walking with your toes pointed in and knees touching all the time)
you may end up stressing the knee in a way it doesn't want to be
if you do right hand/right
foot then try not to wrentch it too much to the side but try
to do a straight back motion . since it is a good idea to
try to stretch both sides of the quad there are times and places
to stretch right hand/right foot but do so with extreme care
lest you wrecnch your knee to the side. .. the reason why it
may be good to stretch the outside quad esp for runners is
because running form usually uses the outside quads more than
the inside quads.
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