Are you ready for another leg workout?
Today’s Pilates routine was designed to strengthen your lower body and improve your balance.
Balancing exercises work a variety of muscle groups: quads, hamstrings, calves, foot & ankle stabilizers, abdominals, glutes, pelvic floor…the list goes on. They are an efficient way to build functional strength.
(top = no // bottom = yes)
A few notes about today’s workout:
- You’ll want to have a chair or countertop nearby for support.
- When raising your leg behind you (also known as hip extension) pay close attention to the position of your pelvis and lower back. Many people raise their leg so high that they end up using their lower back rather than the hamstrings and glutes. Keep your hips squared off and your lower back long. If you feel it in your lower back you’re raising your leg too high (see image above). Higher does not equal better. 🙂
Enjoy your workout!
Daily Check-In: As you choose what to eat today, choose foods that will make you feel your best and support all of the work you’re doing on your mat. For today’s check-in I want you to show me what healthy foods you’re using to fuel your strong, beautiful body! Use the hashtag #30daypilatesbody so I can see how you’re doing. 🙂