The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens the hips and core and tones the waist.
  • Creates strength and stability in the torso.
  • Strengthens the connection between the arms and the core.
  • Works balance and coordination.

Tips & Cues

  • Make sure the hip stays above the knee.  Don’t let it fall back or to the side.
  • Keep both shoulders pulled firmly away from the ears and stacked one upon the other.
  • Keep the torso still as the leg moves.
  • Start with a small leg kick to establish coordination and balance.  With time, make the leg kicks bigger.

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