The Pilatesology Encyclopedia

Thigh Stretch

 

Goals & Benefits

  • Stretches the front of the thighs.
  • Strengthens the back of the thighs, seat, and abdominal muscles.
  • Encourages length in the spine.  Keep lifting!
  • Essential prep for the more advanced hip opening exercises that follow.

Tips & Cues

  • You may almost feel a bit of roundness in the low spine to avoid arching the low back.
  • Pull up through the abdominal muscles and take it slowly if there is any pain in the knees.
  • The arm connection to the back will strengthen the whole system.
  • Keep pressing the glutes forward to open the front of the hip completely.

See our experts teach Thigh Stretch

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How to Spot with Cary: Thigh Stretch

Cary Regan