This video illustrates the Leg Pull Front Pilates exercise. This is a great exercise for scapular and hip stabilization. It is an intense exercise that is good for athletes or your advanced client.
Leg Pull Front targets the transversus abdominis, rectus abdominis, obliques to prevent rotation, hip extensors, pectorals and the scapula stabilizers. Focus on keeping the pelvis still, and avoid rotating, sinking or lifting the hips. Stay wide across the shoulders and work to stabilize the scapulae, keeping tension out of the neck and shoulders. Keep the cervical spine neutral, without extending or dropping the head.
Modifications include starting with the Leg Pull Front prep, with both knees on the floor. Lift both knees slightly and hold. To progress from there, alternate lifting the knees off floor. To progress further, begin to move the knees farther away from the hands. If the exercise aggravates your wrist, you can place your hands on a barrel.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any exercise program. If you should experience any pain or discomfort, please discontinue the exercise and consult your doctor immediately.For more Pilates exercises visit Pilates Digest.
The Pilates Digest Video Podcast includes monthly instructional exercises for Pilates enthusiasts and professionals. The videos walk you through the entire Pilates exercise and give several modifications for different levels. The certified Pilates instructors explain what muscles are working and the benefits that you will receive. Pilates Digest is an online resource engaging the Pilates community all over the world.