Pilates requires you to bear weight into your arms throughout the repertoire. For many, this can be a challenge from the first class due to pain in the hands, wrists or shoulders. When this is the case, one of two things usually happen, the student avoids the exercise altogether or they charge on, enduring the pain while risking their form and possible injury. We asked Karen Sanzo
to give us some ideas and tips on how to progress yourself through exercises that are weight bearing. In this 5 minute video, Karen will show you ways to build your strength safely beginning from a quadruped position on the Mat, taking you to the beginning of a handstand on the Ladder Barrel. Thanks Karen!