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Side Kick, Lying

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muscles:AbductorsMuscle, GlutesMuscle
auxiliary muscles:Lower BackMuscle, Rectus AbdominisMuscle, QuadricepsMuscle, HamstringsMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Fitness Mat
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (3)
Starting PositionExecution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd Step

General And Specifics

  • with this pilates exercise, you can train the glutes, the core and the hip musculature
  • it also improves the flexibility of the thigh muscles

Starting Position

  • lay down on one side of your body
  • rest the head on the lower arm
  • the free hand stabilizes your position in front of your abs
  • stretch out the legs
  • move them forwards a little, this makes the position more stable, too

Correct Execution

  • lift the upper leg to hip height
  • brace the abs
  • move the leg back and forth
  • do not turn the lower back while swinging back
  • the upper body does not move
  • swing several times, then switch sides