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Side Leg Circles & Rotations #pilates4life2020 #27 of 31



Side Leg Circles & Rotations

– #pilates4life2020: #27 of 31 exercises


What’s it good for?

🌟 It might be easier to ask what it’s not good for! Lying on your side gives a very narrow base of support and the moving leg carries a lot of momentum. This makes the muscles of the front, side and back all work in a coordinated fashion to stabilise the body. Use the body as a stable platform whilst the leg moves freely!⁠
🌟 Helps develop lumbo-pelvic stability⁠
Increases hip flexor control and stability⁠
🌟 Muscle focus: abdominals,back extensors, hamstrings & hip flexors⁠



A Quick Guide to Side Leg Circles & Rotations

💡 Press your head into your hands and your hands into your head to get shoulder activation and stability.⁠
💡 Draw in your abdominals and squeeze your butt to help stabilise your pelvis.⁠
💡 Start with small movements and get bigger over time.⁠
💡 Prioritise external rotation over internal rotation – for most people at least!⁠

Joe Pilates on Balanced Body development

💬 “Pilates does not err by over-developing a few muscles at the expense of all others” — Joe Pilates⁠

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