The One Hundred
– #pilates4life2020: #2 of 31 exercises
✅ Breathing capacity.
✅ It gets the blood pumping.
✅ It’s a watershed (or signpost) – when you’ve mastered the One Hundred you’re well on your way. Be patient, give it time.
A Quick Guide to The One Hundred
💡 Be patient. Keep practising everyday!
💡 As you pump: imagine you’re patting water: create big splashes!
💡 Work from your centre: keep your wrists and elbows totally locked – the only hinge is at your shoulder – work from deep inside your armpit!
💡 Leave your legs on the ground if your abs and seat can’t lift them – keep connecting to your seat and soon your legs will float up as if attached to helium balloons!
Joseph Pilates on breathing:
💬When exercising really hard, we expel only about 50% of the air. The remaining, Joe believed, was a “haven for the multiplication of harmful germs”.