Resisted Single-Leg Stretch

The resisted single-leg stretch is a Pilates-inspired exercise that increases strength and stability throughout the core including the lower abdominals.


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    Lie on your back with both knees brought toward your chest.
  2. Resisted Single-Leg Stretch
    Extend one leg straight in front of you as you press your hands into your other thigh. Lift your head and shoulders off the floor as if performing a crunch. Drive your knee toward your chest as you continue to press into it with your hands. Hold, then return to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Hold your leg out extended and try to stabilize your body and avoid movement.
  • Don't round your back.
  • Extend your leg as far as possible and maintain tension on your abs.