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The Pelvic List Could Be Your Game-Changing Exercise Right Now…

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Part of me wonders if it’s appropriate to continue publishing these blog posts during this insane time. I’ve found myself rolling my eyes and deleting many emails from my inbox that just felt like noise, and the last thing I want to do is contribute to the chaos.

During the last couple of weeks, my screen time has increased by about 1000%. I’m usually pretty social-media averse. That said, I’ve been spending a lot more time on Twitter watching for the latest news updates and on Instagram hoping for a laugh. (Have you found Quentin.Quarantino?! 🤣.)

I’ve also been watching a lot more Netflix and Hulu and feeling grateful for the recommendation to check out Shameless. I’m ecstatic that there are ten seasons!

Amidst the intense events taking place in the world, I genuinely hope you are finding ways to breathe, laugh, move your body, and feel at ease.

And this brings me back to why I decided to continue posting on the Pilates Tonic blog and send you an email every other Tuesday.

Everything I share on the blog has been a game-changer for me in one form or another, and in case it might offer you the same kind of value, I feel it’s important to share.

The exercise in today’s video has made a HUGE difference for me when it comes to better balance, increased stability, efficiency when I walk, and much more muscle tone to my caboose!

“This is a fundamental exercise for hip health…”

I practice this move every single day and find it especially easy to do while watching TV.

It’s a foundational part of walking, and it’s a move that’s gone missing for many. But the good (even great!) news is, even if you may have lost this move, it doesn’t mean you can’t get it back!

Check out today’s short video called The Pelvic List and try out this hip strengthening game-changer.

Sending lots of love your way!

Sydney

P.S. If you’d like to learn more about how this exercise relates to walking and why it’s so important, just hop over to the Pilates Tonic membership site.

I just uploaded a 35-minute class titled These Glutes Were Made for Walking and I go into much more detail and share more exercises.

Right now we’re offering a 30-day complimentary membership so you can check out all the video training we now offer online and get instant access to new training sessions as they are published. After your 30 days are up, you can become a Pilates Tonic Online Founding Member for a super-low price and keep access at that rate forever as long as you remain a member in good standing. See you online!

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  1. I really appreciate your videos. The exercises are so perfect for me! thank you. Hope you do keep posting. 🙂

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  2. My right hip always feels extremely heavy and tight up into my psoas muscle. I had open prox hamstring repair 4 years ago and this along with side affects is the result. On some days it feeels so tight that if I do a sumo squat, single leg stretch, crisscross it will pop and shift my whole right side (it feels good:( . Any suggestions?

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  3. Hi Sydney, I ‘m so grateful that you’re continuing to help with your quick, very informative, helpful videos. There are other things that clog up an inbox, but not you, never you and your wise exercises. All the best, Laura

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  4. Hi Sydney…I have been following your trajectory in the fitness field for years now….your videos are excellent, you explain all the exercises with easy to follow instructions….thank you

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  5. Sydney love your post, but I do have a question about the Pelvic list, you said if you’ve had a hip replacement not to let the leg that’s off the block drop below the level of the block. Why? I’m anxious to try this as I’ve had both hips replaced and the left one 3 times, so I have a lot of instability. When I go for a walk I’m weaving all over the place. Somebody watching probably thinks I’m drunk.

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      Hi Dennis. Thanks for your great question! A hip that’s been replaced doesn’t have the same range of motion of a natural hip, so I would err on the side of caution by not adding the lowering portion of this exercise. That said, you’ll still likely receive the stabilizing benefits by simply holding the lifted portion. Practicing the Pelvic List as demonstrated in the video linked below might be more helpful. Check with your doctor first!

      https://www.pilatestonic.com/2020/how-standing-on-one-leg-can-improve-your-gait/

  6. I discovered your video posts back in early 2017, when I was having some nasty chronic back pain. Your posts led me to find a local Pilates instructor here in Pittsburgh. She, in turn, alerted me to something called Schroth therapy for scoliosis. Not easy to find a Schroth therapist certified for adults, but I found one an hour’s drive from home, and went for several weeks. It changed my life! So I am forever grateful to you, to Tricia my instructor, and to Susan, my therapist. I wish you good health, success, and happiness!

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  7. Can i stand on the ground- without a block- and bend the nonsupported leg at the knee and raise and lower the bent knee leg?

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      Hi Judy, great question! You could bend the knee of the leg that is in the air, with the goal of eventually keeping both legs straight. Are you having trouble clearing the ground with the leg that’s in the air? If so, you could practice standing on a step where you can easily hold on to the railing and that would get the ground out of the way so you don’t have to bend your knee.

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