– #pilates4life2020: #28 of 31 exercises
What’s it good for?
🌟 The body- all of it! Full body integration: abdominals, shoulders, spine, hip flexors and it’s a great barometer for how our practice is coming along!
A Quick Guide to Teaser Prep
💡 Pull in your abdominals firmly to prevent your lower back from arching as your hip flexors contract to hold your legs in the air.
Keep your legs stationary as your roll up and down.Focus on your abdominals which will allow you to get a smooth, sequential roll up and roll down. Watch for hinging from the hips: it means you are relying on your hips flexors rather than your abdominals.
💡 Imagine that someone is holding your toes so that they remain totally stable as you raise and lower your trunk.
Joe Pilates on working on the whole body in a workout (instead of leg days or shoulder days)
💬 ” … an important reason for consistently exercising all our muscles; namely, that each muscle may cooperatively and loyally aid in the uniform development of all our muscles.”