Leg Pull Front
By Amanda Turner
Hi, everyone! Let’s dive right in!
Leg Pull Front - it’s one of those exercises that you might have done something similar to (such as Push Ups) in some other variation of an exercise, and this has both benefits and downfalls. The benefit being that it’s fairly easy to teach and understand, the downfall is that your form and execution of the exercise might not be “Pilates.” I also love this exercise because it’s easy for students to see which exercises will help them improve this exercise, and after they master this exercise, which exercises they will progress to. Leg Pull Front is an advanced level exercise.
After you’ve finished Swimming and you’re sitting back on your heels, rounding your spine, you will extend your arms, tuck your toes under, and shift your weight forward into your Push Up position. No additional walking out of the hands or movement is needed! Efficiency :) Heels are together, toes apart, and hands are under the shoulders. The most common thing I see is to have the hips elevated or sagging, so make sure they’re in alignment by squeezing the glutes and inner thighs and reaching through the crown of your head to keep your spine long.