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How To: The Front Splits

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels
Focus :

The front splits focuses on legs, both strength and stretch, and balance.

Equipment Needed :     

Reformer.

Exercise Level Rating :     

This exercise is considered an advanced level exercise. But this tutorial is FOR EVERYONE! 😉

The Course of this Class :    

The front splits is a challenging exercise for most all of us who are adults and haven’t done anything close to a split in many years! 😁 Additionally, balancing with the front foot on such a tiny surface ups the anty! In this tutorial we strive to give you tips and tricks to know how to balance better, and feel secure up there. We move through the three different variations of this classical exercise and talk about proper body positioning and muscle engagement through each one. Don’t shy away from trying this exercise, it is incredibly dynamic to stretching everything from waist down in a way we don’t otherwise tap into. Releasing tensions are just as important as building muscle, so try this one, keep your feet down on your platform until you are ready to move up to the footbar, and you’ll quickly learn the benefits in this, we promise!

Pilates depends on certain technical foundations, understanding these better will set you up for success in your practice; protect you from injuring yourself; as well as teach you the best alignment your body can achieve! Plus, practicing with the right form, you’ll get A TON more out of the exercise, your level will increase quickly if you stick to it, and so will your results!

See also these Tutorials/How To’s :

How To: The Russian Splits, How To: The Horseback, How To: The Elephant, How To: The Roll Over, How To: The Short Spine, How To: The Long Spine

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