This video illustrates the Single Leg Stretch exercise. It targets the transversus abdominus, rectus abdominus, obliques, scapular stabilizers and hip stabilizers. Focus on maintaining an abdominal brace to keep legs lifted and moving without allowing the lumbar spine to extend (should remain neutral or in imprint). Maintain contraction of the obliques to keep the pelvis from rotating as the legs move, and keep the shoulders stabilized.If you feel strain in your neck, support the head with your hands or release the head to the floor. 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.