Exercise #1903


10 min - Exercise


Muscle Focus: Abdominals.

Objective: Strengthen the abdominals, increase breath, and warm up the body.

Reformer Setup: Start with two to four springs. The footbar is down.

Start Position: Lie on your back, holding the handles in both hands, and bringing both knees into the chest. Reach both arms straight to the ceiling. Curl the head and shoulders up, while pressing both arms straight towards the carriage, and reaching both legs straight and together at a high diagonal.

Movement: Pump the arms as you inhale for five pumps and exhale for five pumps. Repeat nine more times. Ensure that the abdominals stay drawing down towards the carriages with the shoulders depressed as the arms pump. The neck stays in line with the spine as one unit.

What You'll Need: Reformer

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Jan 08, 2015
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Hi there, we are here looking at the hundred again. Um, I say again because the a hundred is one of those quintessential PyLadies moves that is going to be in just about every class, w...

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I've been teaching Pilates for 8 years but I will never get tired to get more details to improve my teaching skill.
Thanks Pilates Anytime
In a lot of the video she isn't practicing in neutral spine. I teach hundreds in neutral not imprinted back if the client doesn't have a back issue or their core can't sustain neutral. Why is she presenting this way?
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Same here, Patrizia, I've been teaching for 13 years and feel the same. I love the different details you learn from different methods of teaching.

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