The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Side Kicks Bicycle


Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens the legs, seat, and hips.
  • Strengthens and stabilizes the torso.
  • Builds range of motion in the hip and flexibility in the hip flexors, quadriceps, and knee.
  • Encourages balance and coordination in the side lying position.

Tips & Cues

  • Keep the upper body still and lifted throughout the exercises.
  • Keep the upper hip stacked on top of the lower hip and don’t roll forward or back.
  • Try to keep the knee at hip height when the leg is behind the body.
  • Always control the weight of the leg. Don’t let gravity pull the working leg down.

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