Pro Athlete Training – Walking Quad Stretches

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Donna Wilkinson, a linebacker for the world champion Womens Professional Football Team, demonstrates walking quad stretches.

    Donna Wilkinson

    Donna Wilkinson is a Professional Football Player, successful Entrepreneur and a Leading Edge Wellness Consultant. Known as “The Animal,” Donna has been a dominant force on the D.C. Divas Women’s Professional Football Team for the past seven years. Over these seven years Donna has played Defensive End, Fullback, Running Back, Linebacker, Tight End, and Punter. Donna is the 1st woman in league history to rush for over 1000 yards in a season, and led the NWFA in rushing in 2003 with 1,267 yards in 10 games and was the Divas offensive MVP. Donna has led the Divas to 5 straight Division Titles, 4 straight Undefeated Regular Seasons and 1 World Championship! She has been an NWFA All-Star and a Divas Team Captain. In 2003 Donna became the 1st Female in history to win the Washington Pig Skin Club “John W. Posey” Award - professional athlete of the year - also awarded to Jeremiah Trotter, Lavernues Coles, Todd Heap and Ed Reed. Donna engages in earning multiple streams of income. She works with people who are attracting greater prosperity into their lives, and those who want to achieve balance in the Five Pillars of Health (mind, body, family, society & finances). Donna has B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Health Fitness Management from Columbia Union College, and uses a variety of tools including the “Certified Wellness Home” program, the Nightingale/Conant “Lead the Field” program, Breakthrough Wellness Technologies, and her Personal Training background to help people achieve life success.

    Donna Wilkinson: Our second walking exercise is going to be a quad stretch. Same principles apply; you want to keep your bottom leg straight. This time what we are going to do is we are going to kick one leg out, opposite arm in the air and we are going to kick it back and grab the quad. Now, you want to make sure you maintain a nice straight line going down the side of your body this direction you dont want to be pulled out here and you dont want to be out here out to the side. So, really want to maintain that nice straight line on each of your quad kicks. So, this is what its going to look like. Gently swing forward and kick back. Get a nice stretch on that quad, standing leg nice and stray.

    Push up in to the air; pull that quad back as you are stretching. Keys on this, you really want to get a nice stretch in your quad. You are also working on the balance of the opposite leg, keeping your body nice and tight and getting a good stretch throughout your body as well.