Front Splits

This is an intermediate, dynamic stretching exercise that requires core strength and balance. It primarily stretches the muscles in front and back of the hip joint.Start Position:Begin standing on the carriage with one foot against the shoulder rest the ball of the other foot on the footbar with the front knee bent and back leg straight. Keep the spine as neutral as possible with the arms out to the sides (hands in peripheral vision) to help with balance.To Perform the Exercise:Begin by exhaling and extending the front knee to move the carriage out, then inhale and flex the front knee to return to the start position. Keep the back leg strong and as straight as possible throughout and keep the hips as low as possible throughout. Avoid rotation of the pelvis.

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