Side Kicks on the Spine Corrector

While this isn’t a traditional place to do this exercise it does require you to reach in two directions. It’ll keep you from doing out of control movements.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Spine Corrector (I love using the spine corrector - Clara Step Barrel.)
  • Reps: 3-5 of each variation
  • Warning: May not be suitable for some shoulder or neck issues.
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Side Kicks on the Spine Corrector

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If your Pilates Side Kicks on the Mat is a struggle and you can't seem to keep the length on your sides then you definitely want to teach your waist just how long it can be on the Pilates Spine Corrector. While this isn't a traditional place to do this exercise it does require you to reach your body in two directions. And, it'll keep you from doing big out of control movements. In fact, you really can only do what you can while maintaining your waist length. Be sure after you do it on your Spine Corrector you hit your Mat and see how it feels.

Lift your leg and double-check your bottom waist is lifted and long.

Sitting with your hip inside the step and your bottom foot on the mat in front of your Spine Corrector, reach your top leg long and place it on the mat in line with your hip while you set up the rest. Place your forearm just past the apex of the barrel where you can still hug in but also lift up out of your shoulder. Find the longest length in your spine that you can before lifting your top leg up to the level of your hip. When you lift your leg, double check your bottom waist is lifted and long.

Start with the Front/Back - kick the leg forward for two kicks and back for two kicks. Just like you would if you were on the mat. Then after 3-5 reps take the leg back in line with your hip. Lift the leg up and down 3-5x. You can lift it as high as your bottom waist stays up. After the Up/Down take the leg back toward the back edge of your mat and draw 5 circles in each direction. When you're done be sure to hug your knee into your chest and then switch sides. Then go do the same series on the mat and keep your waists long.

Be sure to check out more of my Pilates Spine Corrector exercises. I want to help you continue your Pilates Spine Corrector training!

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