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Pilates Move: Leg Pull Back

Here is a Pilates move to work your entire being – abs, arms, core, hip flexors, and legs – called the Leg Pull Back (or Leg Pull Up). It is challenging and fun and a whole new take on the plank because here your back is to the ground. How's that for turning the move inside out.

Here's how you do Leg Pull Back:

Reverse Plank

  • Start by sitting with legs out in front of you, heels together, spine long and palms by your pelvis with finger tips forward.
  • Lift pelvis off the ground, until your body forms a long line from the shoulders to the feet. Go ahead and point those toes.
  • Feel inner thighs squeeze toward one another, with abs pulling toward spine.
With Kick

  • Keeping your plank stable, inhale and kick your right leg up as high as you can, without breaking at your waist.
  • Pressing your left leg into the floor with help keep you stable.
  • Exhale, flex through your foot and slowly lower your right leg reaching through your heel.
  • Repeat kick with the left leg. Repeat each side three more times for four sets.

Remember to keep your chest open, shoulders down, and neck long — don't sink into your shoulders. If this feels hard on your wrists, lower yourself pelvis down between sets.

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