Pilates for busy people

Rockets #pilates4life2020 #8 of 31


โ€“ #pilates4life2020: #8 of 31 exercises

What’s it good for? โ 

๐ŸŒŸ Do you have tight shoulders? โ 
๐ŸŒŸ Do you lack strength in your glutes? โ 
๐ŸŒŸ Have a stooped posture? โ 

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝย  This is one of the best exercises you can do to fix these things!

A Quick Guide to the Rockets

๐Ÿ’ก Most of the hints and tips for the Swan apply here! See how Pilates concepts transfer between exercises and build on each other?โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Allow our arms to float up until they are roughly in line with your hips. โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Reach your hands towards your heels and pump towards the ceiling. โ 
๐Ÿ’ก You should really feel the muscles under your shoulder blades and the backs of your arms really working.โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Keep your palms facing the ceiling
๐Ÿ’ก Donโ€™t let your neck or shoulders tense.โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Keep your arms straight but not stiff.โ 
๐Ÿ’ก Breathe in slowly, but very deeply.โ 
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Joe Pilates on Pilates Pilates Apparatusโ 


๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€ฆ”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.”โ 

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