Exercise #1450


2 mins - Exercise


Muscle Focus: Abdominals and back extensors.

Objective: Abdominal strength, trunk stabilization, and back extensor strength.

Start Position: Lie on your back, drawing the knees into the chest and curling your head and shoulders off the Mat. Reach your legs straight to a 45 degree angle, and inhale to reach both arms in the opposite direction.

Movement: Exhale roll up through your spine to bring your arms parallel to your legs. Inhale. Exhale roll away from your legs back down to the Mat until your shoulders touch the Mat and arms are by your ears. Legs stay at 45 degrees. Repeat three times. Bend the knees into the chest and head and shoulders rest on the Mat.

Precautions: Avoid strain in the lower back by reaching your tailbone to your heels and your pubic bone to your nose. Not recommended for those with lower back injuries.
What You'll Need: Mat

About This Video

Jan 01, 2011
(Log In to track)


Here we have the Teaser. And it is an intermediate exercise, but kind of sums up all of Pilates. So it is about the end all Pilates exercise. It's going to be using your power house, f...

Related Content


2 people like this.
Really appreciate the change of camera angle. This way not only could I look AT Meredith...I could also see how this exercise looks if I was as strong and centered as Meredith while doing the exercise. Her legs didn't move at all! That`s something to aspire to for sure.
thats impressive! i can see the relaxation in her lower limbs while the abdominals bring her up right. Beautiful!
Fabulous breakdown! I love the roll up, inhale to initiate and exhale when the powerhouse engages. A great cue for a mat instructor in training ! Ty.

You need to be a subscriber to post a comment.

Please Log In or Create an Account to start your free trial.

Move With Us

Experience Pilates. Experience life.

Let's Begin