1-2 springs, footbar out of the way. standing platform attached to base of reformer – for optimal safety non skid on the carriage
Standing with one foot on the platform the other one on the carriage, feet in parallel arms at sides shoulder height
Inhale to prepare. exhale to push the carriage and maintain equal weight on both feet. inhale to control carriage as it returns to starting position.
For resisted ABduction, more springs – more difficult. for rested add less springs = more difficult
Equal weight on each foot , axial elongation
Sidebending of the trunk,
Unequal weight bearing on legs
Poor foot alignment,
Weight resting on heels upper ribs and gaze lifted too high.
Side splits: abdominals, glutes and hip flexors engaged; adductors, scapula stabilizer
Weakness pelvic girdle, core strengthening and stability, leg axis training, balance and proprioceptive training, postural control