Side Leg Springs Small Circles on the Cadillac
Small Circles with Leg Springs on the Pilates Cadillac or Tower are much harder than they look. They are the 3rd part of the Side Leg Spring series and they will bounce your leg all around if you are not reaching from your center into the spring. The Up and forward are the easy part. It’s the down and back that is the hard part. Small Circles with the Leg Spring are similar to the same Small Circles on the Mat Side Leg Kicks. But, using the spring will help you get the most out of your Mat version of the exercise.
Reach into the spring so you’re drawing the circles and not the spring.-Lesley Logan
Laying on your side lined up along the edge of the mat of your Cadillac or Tower place your head on your bicep and the arm up the pole. Use the same spring of the side you’re laying on and your top leg goes into the foot loop. Typically you would do this exercise after the Up Down and Front Back so your setup is minimal. Reach your top leg into the spring and stretch your leg to the height of your hip. Reach your leg back as far as your lower back doesn’t tip forward.
Holding your leg back and hip height begins to draw circles. These circles are small and have a lot of zest! Notice if the spring starts to bounce you around or if you’re able to control the spring in all directions. Draw 5 circles in one direction and then reverse the direction. If going well you’ll move on to the Big Circles. When you get a chance check out how the springs help you rock your Mat Side Leg Kicks.