Tutorial #2815

Side Lying Mat Modifications

10 min - Tutorial


Learn new modifications for osteoporosis during side lying Mat exercises in this tutorial with Sherri Betz. She focuses on getting more hip extension, rather than flexion, in order to engage the glutes. She works on the Side Kick Series in different positions so that you can fire up the gluteus medius at any level.
What You'll Need: Mat, Pilates Pole

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Dec 02, 2016
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Thank you! Love this! Great reminders, and I need a THR this year, so I'll add this to my side-lying routine! Yay!
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Thanks Sherri, great as always, straight to the point.
More Sherri!!!
Thank you Sharri. As always great tips and excellent different demonstrations of how we achieve our goals with exercise...
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Thank you Sharri, and Kristi! Great tips and demonstrations! More please...
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love your tips!
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Yes!!!-gluts fire with hip extension---not from squeezing!!
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Thank you Sherri-these modifications are really useful and clearly explained. I just wanted to double-check that these exercises are suitable for clients who have Osteopenic or Osteoporotic T-scores for their Hip testing region.
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Yes, as far as we know, there is no evidence of fracture risk with these exercises. The risk comes form impacting the lateral femur (as in a fall). Take a look at this new research from Robin Fuchs and Stuart Warden:
Fuchs, R. K., et al. (2017). "Physical Activity for Strengthening Fracture Prone Regions of the Proximal Femur." Curr Osteoporos Rep. 15 (1), 43-52.
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Thank you so much for your prompt reply Sherri. Participating in your 2-day London training in 2016 and watching your PA videos is really helping me to support a growing number of clients who wish to use Pilates as an positive way to manage their bone health and balance.
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