I had an athlete who, when attemtping to stretch her quads, was unable to make her heel touch her glute.
Also, while sprinting, she had very low heel recovery.
Are these points related? And if so, how can you improve heel recovery? Another question would be, and possibly more importantly, why was this athletes’ quads unable to touch her glutes?
Possibly. Is she able to get her heel closer to her butt in hip flexion (high-knee or a-skip position) compared to the traditional quad stretch where the thigh is directly under the hips?
Sometimes the bulk of the hamstrings/calves can get in the way…I don’t think I can touch my heel to my butt. We would need to see a photo or video of her to comment further. Remember that in sprinting, you don’t want your heel touching your butt when your leg is behind you anyway.