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On: September 01, 2013 14:49 PM
MY opinion about this workshop that it's beautiful!!! Girls thank you for bringing us this teacher. I have a question why so many exercises on the reformer and no with the other apparatus ? Monica italy
On: September 02, 2013 12:52 PM
I chose exercises that have a different variation on typical exercises. Of course all of your leg springs series especially side springs are great in gaining better strength in legs. If your client is advanced enough, bridging using the tower bar, magician and hanging from top bar are great. Training the spine in extension with legs is better. A lot of people weak in the legs are weak in spinal extension. Thanks for the great question. Lesley powell
On: September 02, 2013 13:20 PM
I just watched Lesley's workshop. I agree with Monica. It is brilliant. I learned so much. Lesley is a gift to us. Jen
On: September 19, 2013 15:42 PM
Very nice, Thank you!
On: September 25, 2013 15:19 PM
Thank you for the excellent workshop! I have found that some people experience hip pain when doing side lying leg abduction. This has occurred with both heavy and slender clients. What do you recommend to address this issue in a class setting v.s. working privately? Thank you
On: September 26, 2013 06:43 AM
The bottom leg will work some when doing leg abduction work sidelying. Getting them in neutral side lying is very important. Sometimes they need to use the quadratus and multifudus better. I look that the ASIS and PSIS are in the same plane and the line between the left and right is perpendicular to the floor. Being this Exact, will also make them use their abductors better. If they do not use the core well, the bottom hip tries to overwork to stabilize. The other issue some woman have larger greater trochanters in bone structure. You could add extra padding.
On: September 30, 2013 19:18 PM
Thank you Lesley for a wonderful workshop! I liked how you showed correct/incorrect movement. Explaining why that incorrect movement may happen and what to focus on to get the correct movement was very helpful. Great exercise choices as well. A question about the NS Bridging. Can you do this with the legs hip width or only together. Does this change the connection at the outer hip? What are your thoughts on using a ball between inner thighs? Thanks very much! Bonnie Lafave - Genoa NV
On: October 01, 2013 10:09 AM
I align the legs in line with the hip sockets. Place your thumb (or client's) on greater trochanter and swing index finger about 1 inch below the navel. That is kind of where your hip sockets are. If the client has valgus legs (knock knees), I might not put a prop between the knees. If I do, I cue not to squeeze the legs, but feel how the legs are parallel.
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