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Leg Pull Front Pilates Exercise Video

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.

By · Posted on November 6, 2008 · Topic Videos

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2 Responses to “Leg Pull Front Pilates Exercise Video”

  1. alesia Lapinsky on May 7th, 2009 6:47 am

    Knee pain can often accompany the full leg pull front exercise. What is your recommendation?

  2. Beth Begelman Beth Begelman on May 10th, 2009 1:28 pm

    For someone who experiences knee pain I would suggest making sure they are not locking the knee joint. If that doesn’t alleviate the pain, I would recommend going back to the prep. It’s possible that the client doesn’t have enough upper body strength to support the more difficult progression. For someone who continues to have the pain, I would eliminate the exercise from their routine.

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