Single Straight Leg Stretch (Ab Series 3/5) on the Wunda Chair
Single Straight Leg Stretch on top of the Pilates Wunda Chair is a fun way to challenge your ab series practice. Sometimes referred to as Scissors this third exercise in the Pilates ab series isn’t just about stretching the back of the legs. Single Straight Leg Stretch teaches us how to move straight legs from our center while maintaining all your muscular connections.
Use your upper back muscles to pull your leg as your presses back.
If new to doing the ab series on top o f the chair give yourself breaks in between each variation. More advanced, transition from one exercise to the next. If transitioning from Double Leg Stretch straighten one leg to the ceiling and reach the other leg straight to the high diagonal. Starting fresh, lay down on the top of the chair. Long way is harder and short way is easier. Curl your head and chest up and bring your knees into your chest. Reach one leg up to the sky and the other straight leg to the high diagonal or as low as your eye level. Hold the leg up to the ceiling as high up as you can.
Pulling your leg from your upper back two times bending your elbows wide to the side as you press the leg into your hands. Then switching the legs quickly repeat on the other side. After a few reps on each side you can transition into Double Straight Leg Stretch or you can sit up and take a rest.