The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Double Leg Kicks

 

Goals & Benefits

  • Stretches and opens the upper back and chest.
  • Strengthens the back of the legs and seat and upper back.
  • Stretches and strengthens the abdominal muscles.
  • Encourages good posture and reverses the effects of sitting.

Tips & Cues

  • Left the belly muscles so they don’t sag onto the mat to protect the low back.
  • Keep the neck long as the upper back lifts.
  • Reach the arms strongly toward the heels to engage the muscles of the upper back.
  • Elongate the legs and they press into the mat behind you.

See our experts teach Double Leg Kicks

1:50

Tips for Teaching Double Leg Kicks

Chris Blackburn

1:48

Double Leg Kick Tips with Alisa Wyatt

Alisa Wyatt

1:07

Double Leg Kick Tips with Sonjé Mayo

Sonjé Mayo

25:15

Double Leg Kick Breakdown

Simona Cipriani

8:45

Improve Your Single and Double Leg Kicks

Shari Berkowitz