The Pilatesology Encyclopedia Side Kicks Inner Thigh Lifts and Beats

Inner Thigh Lifts and Beats


Apparatus

Mat


Level

Advanced

Goals & Benefits:

  • Strengthens the legs, seat, and hips especially the inner thighs.
  • Strengthens and stabilizes the torso.
  • Provides a nice stretch for the outer hips.
  • Balances strength in the leg and hip muscles.  Especially important for people who don’t do lateral movements such as runners.

Tips & Cues:

  • Keep the upper body still throughout the exercises.
  • Keep the upper hip stacked on top of the lower hip and don’t roll back.
  • Feel the belly scoop in as the inner thigh lifts..
  • Always control the weight of the leg. Don’t let gravity pull the working leg down.

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