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How To: The Leg Pull Front

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels

*Equipment Needed :     Reformer.

**The positioning for the Leg Pull Front is basically a plank position with a single leg raise up. You’ll see this exercise in all variations. Try to think of all the different Pilates exercises that replicate this exercise. Know that the movement principles as well as the positioning will be relatable to those exercises as well.

Class Level :     ALL levels.

The Course of this Class :     The Leg Pull Front is coupled with the Leg Pull Back though they are not performed in sequence. Today I am showing this to you on the Reformer though the same exercise can be performed on the Mat, just without the push back of the hands. I always get them mixed up, but basically this is the one where you are in a plank position pulling your leg up and back (hence why I sometimes think it is the pull back and not front, lol! Not to confuse you or anything). We will cover 2 main movements : 1) Arms; 2) Legs; and then we’ll coordinate it all together. I’ll also show plenty of modifications or other commonly seen variations in group class settings. This is a simple, while advanced, very effective exercise, and one which can be easily modified and taken into plenty of other variations. You probably already do this exercise in many ways, you just might not know what it is called and the classical root it comes from. We hope that the demonstration today will give you a clear understanding and handle on this exercise, it’s another one of our favorites!

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 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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