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Pilates Side Kick Front/Back

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Updated June 10, 2008

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Kick to the Front
pilates mat exercise

Side Kick Front

photo: Lare Kolesar, courtesy of Peak Pilates(c)
  • Lift your top leg a few inches. Flex your foot and send energy out through the heel.

  • With your foot flexed, swing the top leg to the front. At the full length of your kick, do a small pulse kick.
There will be a slight adjustment of the pelvis as you move your leg forward, but there should be no real rocking of the pelvis or the shoulders. The intent is to develop core strength so that you can freely move the leg in the hip socket, independent of the rest of the body.

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