The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Goals & Benefits

  • Builds strength in the seat and back of legs.
  • Provides opening in the front of the hip.
  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles.
  • Tones the arms and opens the chest.

Tips & Cues

  • Try to stay lifted in the hip of the anchored side.
  • Reach long with the leg moving leg and lift the leg with your belly.
  • If you can reach the floor with the reaching leg without losing stability in the anchored side, there will be a great hip opening.
  • Pull the ribs into the front with the abdominals.