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Single Straight Leg Stretch #pilates4life2020 #15 of 31

Single Straight Leg Stretch

– #pilates4life2020: #15 of 31 exercises

 

🌟 If you can do the Single Leg Stretch and the Double Leg Stretch and the Single Straight Leg Stretch, then why not do them as a sequence? ⁠
🌟 Try each four, then six times and then go back and repeat them, all without stopping!⁠

What’s it good for?

 

👉🏽 Abdominal muscle strength⁠
👉🏽 Developing lumbo-pelvic stabilization⁠
👉🏽 Increasing hamstring flexibility and hip flexor strength⁠

A Quick Guide to Single Straight Leg Stretch

💡 Think of a hand held fan opening and closing again with a firm swishing sound.⁠
💡 Like that fan,move your legs so quickly that they create a blur of movement.⁠
💡 Maintain consistent trunk flexion throughout the exercise.⁠
💡 Keep your neck and shoulders relaxed.⁠

 

Alternative:⁠
If this exercise is a challenge for you, substitute the Hamstring stretches until you can manage it better.⁠

 

Joe Pilates on deciding which exercises are best for your body


💬 “What you least like to do, you do it twice!”⁠
… Joseph Pilates … (according to Romana Kryzanowska)⁠

 

💬 …To explain exercise, Joe Pilates liked to quote Schiller: ‘lt is the mind itself which builds the body’.⁠

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