Double Leg Stretch

Description: The Double Leg Stretch is one of the exercise in the Ab Series of the Pilates Mat Repertoire. ?It focuses on abdominal strength against the movement of the arms and legs. ??Start Position: Begin supine on the mat with legs table top and together, upper body flexed off of the mat. ?Your lumbar spine and pelvis can be neutral or in an ?imprint? position (your pelvis tilted back and lumbar in slight flexion). Your arms are reaching by to your legs with your hand on the outside of the shins.To Perform the Exercise:_ Exhale as you flex your elbows and then reach your arms over your head and simultaneously extend your knees and hips as low toward the mat as you can while maintaining the position of your spine. ?Inhale as you circle your arms out to the side and back to the start position and simultaneously flex the knees and hips back to table top. ?Complete 5-8 repetitions.

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