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Single Leg Stretch L1 - Pilates

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Single Leg Stretch L1

                                                                                                           
P
rimary Movers:
 
 

Quadriceps (thigh) Hip Flexors
Stabiliser Muscles: 
Tranverse Abdominals, Lumbar Multifidus, Obliques                                                                                 
Level of Difficulty:  (2/10)

Scale 2

Frequency:
     •
  8-10 Repetitions

 Instructions 

  • Lying in theset-up position, inhale to prepare and as you exhale slowly slide and extend one leg along the floor.
  • Keep extending the leg, but its important that the neutral spine is maintained.
  • If neutral has been lost you have extended the leg too far.
  • Inhale and slowly return the leg to the set-up position.

 Teaching Points  

  • Lying in theset-up position, inhale to prepare and as you exhale slowly slide and extend one leg along the floor.
  • Keep extending the leg, but its important that the neutral spine is maintained.
  • If neutral has been lost you have extended the leg too far.
  • Inhale and slowly return the leg to the set-up position.