Static & Dynamic Ham Stretch

– #pilates4life2020: #4 of 31 exercises


What’s it good for?

This strengthens our abdominals, but also teaches us breathing and deep abdominal activation. 

✅ Stretching the hamstrings and glutes⁠
✅ Learning Pelvic stability.
✅ People who spend a lot of time sitting!⁠




A Quick Guide to Static & Dynamic Hamstring Stretches

💡 Keep your tailbone anchored to the mat (and a small space under your lower spine) as you lift up your leg.⁠ in other words, keep your lower spine off the mat as your leg lifts up!
💡 Try little external rotations in the static stretch.⁠
💡 Clicking hip? As for solutions in the comments …⁠

Joseph Pilates on concentrating and dialling in your own level:

💬 “A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.”. – be precise, but don’t force yourself!


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