The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Side Kicks Hot Potato


Goals & Benefits

  • Strengthens the legs, seat, and hips.
  • Strengthens and stabilizes the torso.
  • Builds flexibility and range of motion in the hip.
  • Creates rhythm and flow.

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.
  • Press the bottom leg into the mat to create stability in this dynamic exercise.
  • Always control the weight of the leg. Don’t let gravity pull the working leg down.

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