Fly Away Pilates Move Video

This move strengthens those neglected back muscles
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Linda Farrell: Hi! I'm Linda Farrell, creator of the Linda Fit Pilates Program in New York City. This move, the fly away is based on the classic Pilates exercise, the double leg kick. Let's take a look at the classic double leg Kick. The hands are on the lower back; we'll bend the knees and will kick three times, one, two, and three. We'll reach the legs firmly into the floor and will extend back into a powerful back extension. Now, in our move, the fly away, we'll start the same bend the knees one, two, three will reach the legs back, but we'll lift them from the floor, and we'll bring the arms in front to a more powerful back extension, and then will release. Now for more beginner option, we'll start the same, the knees bend one, two, and three. Now, we'll interlace the fingers we reach the arms back, but now we'll lift the legs making it a little bit more challenging as the legs are off the floor, and release. For our most advanced option, we'll start the same, one, two, three reach the legs back lifting them into space, we'll bring those arms forward and let's have a spinal twist to the left and centre, and to the right and centre, and then will slowly release. Let's press back to stretch and release the spine and breathe deeply and these moves can be done six to eight times and for other great moves please visit prevention.com/fitness.

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