Feet in Straps Series - Stag

WeÌÎÌÌ´å«re revisiting the Stag on the Reformer, a challenging intermediate level exercise that requires strength, mobility and coordination. ItÌÎÌÌ´å«s a complex but fun move to master. Of the three intermediate level feet in straps exercises, I considerer this one to be the most challenging. YouÌÎÌ_Ì´å«ll learn a few more programming tips, as well as, some interesting and useful regressions and progressions.Start Position:Begin supine on the reformer with the headrest up and the straps on your feet. Two full tension springs are recommended. Keep your hips, pelvis and spine in the neutral position. Your legs are together and laterally rotated with toes pointed.To Perform the Exercise:Inhale and open one leg out to the side as you flex the other knee and bring that foot down the center line of your body. Dorsiflex the ankle of the leg with the bent knee. Keep equal tension on both foot straps. Move the legs only as far as stability of pelvis and spine in neutral can be maintained. Then exhale and return your legs back to the start position. Complete 3-5 repetitions on each side alternating.

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