In my Pilates training sessions I use many different pieces of equipment. The one I will be featuring today is the the Peak Pilates MVe Chair ( Maximum Versatility.Exercise).
The first exercise is the the Tendon Stretch.
This exercise stretches the back and hamstrings. Strengthens the abs and arms and develops overall body control.
It is important you work from your abdominals and not your arms. Keep the abdominals scooped in and up and maintain the rounded or scooped posture. Always lower with control, keep shoulders away from your ears and keep the hips lifted.
The second exercise is the Pull Up/ Pike
This exercise strengthens the abs and the arms. Stretches the back and improves balance and control.
Again you want to lift with your abs and maintain the “C” curve. Keep the spine rounded and ribs drawn up.Lift and lower with control.
The third in this series is the Side Pull Up
This exercise strengthens the abs but mainly the obliques.
Again lift the abs, maintain a rounded spine. Pull the pedal up and lift the hips high and always lower with control.
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