How to Do Mat Pilates Exercises : Warming Up for Side Line Pilates Exercise Kicks

How to Do Mat Pilates Exercises : Warming Up for Side Line Pilates Exercise Kicks


I’m going to be teaching you how to set up
for the entire “Side Line Leg Kick Series”. The Leg Kick Series is great for again pelvic
stability and powerhouse stability; it aligns your entire body and really works the hips
and the thighs for strength and for flexibility. To set up these exercises we’re going to line
your body up with the back edge of your mat. So you?re going to scoot backwards a little
bit. Lining your entire back body up with the back edge. So that?s really your defining
line there. Stacking the hips one on top of the other. Stacking the shoulders one on top
of the other. And we’re going to pull this shoulder back even with the hips. So we should
be in a line from shoulder to hip, all they way out through the heels. The top arm comes
about six inches away from the belly, pulling the belly in. And pulling the thighs in together.
You can put your hand on your ear and lift your head up. Or you can release your arm
and let your head lie down if you have neck or shoulder issues. To further the set up,
squeeze the legs together and bring your feet as one unit to the front corner of your mat.
And now we’re in a slight ‘V’ position. The back of the body lined up with the back edge
of the mat. And the legs lined up on the diagonal. Powerhouse pulled in. Stacked hips and shoulders.
And that?s the set up for the “Side Line Leg series”.