The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Side Kicks Big Scissors

 

Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens the legs, seat, and hips and side waist.
  • Strengthens and stabilizes the torso.
  • Builds flexibility and range of motion in the hip.
  • The obliques are strengthened by holding the weight of both legs off the mat.

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.
  • Start with a range of motion that can be controlled and increase as strength increases.
  • Remain lifted in the upper body in the side bend.

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