– #pilates4life2020: #8 of 31 exercises
A Quick Guide to the Rockets
💡 Most of the hints and tips for the Swan apply here! See how Pilates concepts transfer between exercises and build on each other?
💡 Allow our arms to float up until they are roughly in line with your hips.
💡 Reach your hands towards your heels and pump towards the ceiling.
💡 You should really feel the muscles under your shoulder blades and the backs of your arms really working.
💡 Keep your palms facing the ceiling
💡 Don’t let your neck or shoulders tense.
💡 Keep your arms straight but not stiff.
💡 Breathe in slowly, but very deeply.
Joe Pilates on Pilates Pilates Apparatus
💬 …”I invented all these machines. Began back in Germany, was there until 1925 [or was that 1923?], used to exercise rheumatic patients. I thought, why use My strength? So I made a machine to do it for me. Look, you see it resists your movements in just the right way so those inner muscles really have to work against it. That way you can concentrate on movement. You must always do it slowly and smoothly. Then your whole body is in it.”