Pilates Exercises for Lumbar Flexion to activate the abdominal

Pilates Exercises for Lumbar Flexion

teaching skills Jan 30, 2019

As we move throughout our daily life, we need to be able to safely move the spine in all directions. In the Pilates Protocols chapter of the Pilates Encyclopedia, you’ll find a list of exercises that move the lumbar spine into flexion.

The biggest benefit of lumbar flexion is the activation of the abdominal wall by bringing pubic bone and navel closer together as well as lengthening of the iliopsoas, which often acts as compensation muscle for abdominal strength.

Here are a few to get you started:


  • Bridging


Trapeze Table
  • Tower


  • Short Spine


  • Tendon Stretch


Spine Corrector
  • Roll over


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