PILATES MOVES : SIMULTANEOUS LEG STRETCH
Your breathing should be steady, calm and deep. Draw your belly button back towards your spine,
tense your stomach muscles and point your toes. Try to support your head and shoulders using
your abdominal muscles.
Muscles required: abdominals, buttocks, thigh muscles, trapezii, latissimi dorsi.
Lie on your back, bend your knees and support yourself on the floor with your feet. Bend your arms and place them underneath your head. Breathe steadily.
Lift your legs:
Simultaneously lift both your legs towards your chest as you breathe out. Point your toes. As you lift your legs, do not move your head. Tense your legs and buttocks. Breathe in.
Bring your legs perpendicular to the floor:
As you breathe out, stretch your legs upwards using your abdominals and draw your belly button back. Then, return to the starting position.