Single Leg Tendon Stretch on the Wunda Chair

Learn and practice Tendon Stretch here on the Wunda Chair and then take what you know over to the Reformer. Especially this one leg version.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate | Advanced
  • Equipment Needed: Wunda Chair
  • Reps: 3-5 each side
  • Warning: May not be suitable for some wrist or shoulder issues
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Single Leg Tendon Stretch on the Wunda Chair

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There are two versions of Single Leg Tendon Stretch on the Pilates Wunda Chair. This one is to the side and stay tuned for the one with the leg to the back! That one is best done after you've done this one. So, practice, practice, practice! I highly recommend you learn and practice Tendon Stretch here on the Wunda Chair and then take what you know over to the Reformer. The sturdiness of the chair will make you feel more secure as you learn how to reach down through your leg and up through your center all while controlling the pedal. If you can control the pedal up and down you'll be better able to control the out and in of the Reformer.

Your ultimate goal is to not take breaks in between sides. Flow!

With one top spring and one bottom spring on the Wunda Chair set up just like you would for the regular Tendon Stretch. In fact, this version is best done after a few two leg versions. Then after you have gone up and down with control with two legs place one hand between your leg and then reach your leg out to the side. Stand firmly on your pedal leg without following the temptation to lean to the side. Maintain your hip over your heel and then reach the free leg as far out as you can.

Then, repeat the same thing as the two leg version on one leg! Lift your center and reach out through your legs and arms. Lift the pedal and lower the pedal with control 3-5 times. Then switch your arms and legs and repeat on the other side. Your ultimate goal is to not take breaks in between sides. Keep the flow and the control and have fun with it. If possible hop on the Reformer and give it a try when you feel confident in your control of the spring. If all goes smoothly then you can start to add the leg to the back!


Be sure to check out more of my Wunda Chair workout videos. I want to help you continue your Pilates Wunda Chair training!

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