Pilates Double Leg Kick

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Pilates double leg kick will help stretch your quads, open your chest, and strengthen the posterior chain (back of the body).

I am always giving my clients homework of exercises that strengthen the backs of their bodies.

We tend to always focus front, since that is what we can see easily. Unfortunately, it is the muscles in our backs that really help hold us up.

The pilates double leg kick works to strengthen those back, butt, and hamstring muscles while helping to open the hips and shoulders. As always in Pilates, the abs work to support the spine.

Here is my colleague Mikiko Baba demonstrating the Pilates double leg kick.

This is a beginning exercise, so anyone can do!


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Lynda Lippin

Lynda Lippin is an award-winning NYC-based Certified Pilates Teacher with 25 years experience, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in TRX® and Kettlebell training, and a Usui Reiki Master. Lynda's teaching style, which is described as "nurturing yet demanding," allows her clients, such as journalist Natalie Livingstone and designer Donna Karan, to overcome basic issues of poor posture, poor alignment, stiffness, injury, and back or neck pain. Lynda Lippin's clients end up stronger, taller, more flexible, and thinner with many fewer aches and pains.Livingstone says, "Lynda is the only personal trainer I have worked with who combines hard-core cardio, super-toning but not bulking weight circuits and expert pilates. Her results speak for themselves...."Contact Lynda Lippin to schedule a session or for more information.

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