This week I will be showing you how to do the Single Leg Stretch exercise.
This weeks Single Leg Stretch exercise is going to combine abdominal strength with coordinating leg movements. If you have been a follower of this blog and have been practicing our exercises each week you should be noticing that your core is getting stronger. Incorporating coordination this week will be a good challenge so remember the basics and let’s get some nice strong legs as well.
Place your outside hand on the ankle of your bent leg, and your inside hand on the knee of your bent leg. (This maintains proper alignment of the leg)
your bent knee.
The top of your sternum and head to be lifted forward.
AVOID: Allowing your lower back to come off the floor; Make sure you use your abdominals to stabilize your
core while switching legs.
TARGETS: Torso Stability
BENEFITS: Stabilizes core while extremities are in motion.
NOT ADVISABLE IF YOU HAVE: Lower back pain
That is me done for this week. I will see you next time.
Images and some content taken from Pilates Anatomy - A Comprehensive Guide - By Dr Abby Ellsworth