*Equipment Needed : Reformer.
**The Leg Pull Back is basically a front plank position. You see this less often in other exercises but one that you can think of is your position when doing a tricep dip. Legs can be bent or straight out in front of you, the positioning is very similar. Try to think today what other exercises might relate to this one and you’ll find the movement principles and muscle initiations similarly relatable.
Class Level : ALL levels.
The Course of this Class : The Leg Pull Back is coupled with the Leg Pull Front though they are not performed one after the other. Today I am showing this exercise to you on the Reformer though the same exercise is done on the Mat, minus the push back of the hands. This one I can more easily remember which one it is between front and back, as you are pulling your leg back towards you ;). We will cover 2 main movements : 1) Arms; 2) Hips; and then we’ll put it all together. We hope that the demonstration today will give you a clearer understanding of this exercise, therefore helping you to perform it from the best possible place in yourself!
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 Leg Pull Front, How To: The Long Stretch, How To: The Down Stretch, How To: Shoulder Positioning, How To: Serve a Tray Series, How To: The Up Stretch
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