Exercise of the Month: Thigh Stretch on the Reformer

Are you looking for a unique workout on the Reformer to strengthen and tone your thighs?

Thigh Stretch on the Reformer is a great exercise to enhance flexibility and range of motion and also promote better posture and overall lower body strength. Let’s take a closer look at the key benefits as Seoyeon Erin Her — Merrithew® Instructor Trainer and the co-founder of THE FIT Co., Merrithew Host Training Center in Seol, South Korea — guides us through an advanced level thigh stretch repertoire on the Reformer from the STOTT PILATES® Advanced Reformer Course.

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What are the benefits of Thigh Stretch on the Reformer?

Increased flexibility

Reformer-based thigh stretches target the major muscles of the thighs, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and hip flexors. Consistent practice can lead to improved flexibility in these areas, allowing you to perform daily activities with ease and grace.

Improved range of motion

This workout helps to elongate the muscles and mobilize the joints, leading to an increased range of motion. Enhanced flexibility and range of motion contribute to better performance in other exercises and activities, reducing the risk of injuries.

Enhanced posture

Tightness in the thigh muscles can contribute to poor posture. Incorporating thigh stretches into your routine can help alleviate muscle imbalances and promote a more upright and aligned posture.

Strengthening and toning

While primarily focusing on stretching, thigh exercises on the Reformer also engage the inner thigh muscles, leading to toning and strengthening of the thighs. Building thigh strength improves overall stability and helps in everyday movements and physical activities.

By incorporating Thigh Stretches on the Reformer into your fitness regimen, you can unlock the transformative power of this exericise, promoting better posture, increased stability, and overall lower body strength.

Remember to listen to your body, start slowly, and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts over time.

 

Source: https://www.merrithew.com/blog/post/2023-07-06/exercise-of-the-month-thigh-stretch-on-the-reformer

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