Side Leg Lift Series 2
Pilates-inspired exercise strengthens the obliques (muscles that crisscross
the waist) as well as the hips and inner thigh muscles.
Lie on your side with your legs together in line with your hips and shoulders.
your head on your bent bottom arm and place your top hand in front of your
chest on the mat with your palm flat and your fingertips facing your head.
as you lift both legs. Inhale as you lower them to the mat.
contract your abdominal muscles first before your lift your legs to protect
your lower back.
position: Point your feet as you lift the legs. Flex your feet as you lower
the legs down.
jerking. Move slowly with control as you lift and lower legs.
your shoulder and hip from rolling forward or backwards as you lift your legs
by contracting your abdominal muscles and visualizing a glass of water on
your shoulder and hip.
lengthen and elongate your legs as you lift.
to bring your knees and ankles together.
is an advanced exercise. Do not attempt this if you have a history of lower
back problems. Ask your doctor first.
Do five to ten repetitions on each side.
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