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(1) Learning Pilates from other than a real live instructor is not easy, and does carry some slight risks. You should (in addition to these notes) attend a course of certified Pilates mat sessions. This is the safest way to learn, and it's also a lot of fun! (2) Please ensure that you are competent in "Pilates Contrology". (free pdf e-book).

Setup for Leg Pull Front Support:
  • Lie on your front, place your hands under your shoulders, and dtoes on the mat.
  • Nose to the mat, scoop your abdominals off the mat.
  • Work your glutes and lengthen your legs away.
Action for Leg Pull Front Support Preparation.
  • Roll your shoulder blades strongly away from your ears, and exhale as you push the mat away from you.
  • Breathe normally and hold for 10 seconds
  • Exhale to lower.
Classic Pilates Cueing:
  • Scoop deep! Head to heel like steel!

(Classical Pilates Technique: Leg Pull Front Support, Scroll right>>>...)

Classical Pilates for Beginners:
Leg Pull Front Support

Pilates:  The Side Kick Series: Leg Pull Front Support
Level: Beginner, Repetitions: One only, hold for 10 seconds.

Previous Exercise:
Classical Pilates Exercise: Tease One Leg.
(In classical Pilates Exercise, Swimming preceeds the Leg Pull Front Support).
Next Exercise:
The Seal.
Classical Pilates Online: The Seal
Sit in the center of your mat facing forward...

Classic Pilates Cueing:
  • Scoop deep! Head to heel like steel!
  • Works all the "powerhouse" muscles - including those of the shoulders, the abdomen and the buttocks.
Precision Points:
  • Work hard to roll the shoulder blade down toward teh small of your back.
  • Elbows close to your sides at all times.
  • Lengthen your neck away.
  • Clench the buttocks and press back through your heels.
Modifications: Don't let an injury or weakness stop you! There is always a modification. Take your time and find the right one for you. If in doubt, seek advice!
  • Wrist problems ("carpal tunnel") - place a towel under the wrist, or support your weight on your forearms.
  • Shoulder blades lifting away from the back, or lower back arching: Reduce the load on your shoulders and back by bringing your knees to the ground:-
Classical Pilates Technique: Leg Pull Front Support, © Bruce Thomson, EasyVigour Project