Tutorial #3507

Parallel vs. Turnout

20 min - Tutorial


Look at how the feet work in parallel and turned out positions with this tutorial by Dana Santi. She dissects the muscles of the feet, using exercises in parallel and external rotation on the Reformer and the Ladder Barrel. By using corrective exercises to see the imbalances between the legs, you will be able to make a better decision about which position is best to use.
What You'll Need: Ladder Barrel, Reformer

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Jul 29, 2018
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Hi, my name is Dana Santi. And today we are going to talk about the positions of the feeds parallel versus turnout. And I think it's easiest to dissect in a way that the muscles and the way that the f...


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That was quite simply marvellous, thank you! Sooo much information to digest and share.
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Bravo Dana. I think you're brilliant in your approach to feet and their alignment!!!
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Super interesting. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Two questions:
1. Would you omit turned out feet positioning completely for people whose hips are rotated out when walking?
2. How do you address different leg length in footwork? (It's a totally different topic I believe)
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I really love watching you teach. It helps me remember all that I have learned from you!
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This is one of the most helpful, elucidating explanations of foot positioning and pressing on the footbar I've been exposed to. You don't have to bend your knees a little to keep from locking the joint if your heel is working too!
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This was a wonderful turtorial. My feet are so much smarter now and I have a renewed understanding of this very important exercise.
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Loved the footwork on the reformer. If I'm being lazy its easy for the work to go into the front of my legs. Impossible here. All back body baby!
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Love your teaching method.

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