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This short exercise sequence is designed to help us learn the skills for and mirror the order of the Traditional Matwork. We are working in all the important positions: face up, side lying, face down and on all fours. Also, we are learning skills that help us with more challenging exercises that involve bending forwards, bending backwards and bending sideways.
There is a slight emphasis on backbending work as this is one way that people, like us, who sit for long periods of time can most benefit.
We continue in all the important positions: face up, side lying, face down and on all fours. But there is much more what traditionalists would call “Pilates”: we cover four out of The Series of Five (though I like to say “Fire”) – it’s a tough series of abdominal exercises – take your time and practice daily to get stronger!
Find out more:
Standing Footwork – Pelvic Curl – Chest Lift & Rotation – Telescope Arms – Pregnant Cat & Opposite Arms & Leg Reach – One Hundred prep – Static & Dynamic Ham Stretch – Rolling like a Ball – Single Leg Stretch – Double Leg Stretch – Single Straight Leg Stretch – Spine Stretch Forward – Mini Swan – Single Leg Kick – Bridging: Marching – Side leg Kick – Bananas – Rockets – Sternum Drops & Knees Off – Standing Roll Down
There are no shortage of challenges here! Keep practising the “Starters” & “Flyers” series so that you don’t forget!
This is all the #pilates4life2020 exercises put together. It’s a real challenge, especially if you want to do all the exercises in one flowing sequence, without stopping. There’s enough work to last most people of daily practice for several weeks!
Find out more:
Standing Footwork – Standing Roll Down – Pelvic Curl – Chest Lift & Rotation – Elbow Slips – Telescope Arms – Pregnant Cat & Opposite Arms & Leg Reach – One Hundred prep – Roll Up – Static & Dynamic Ham Stretch – Rolling like a Ball – Single Leg Stretch – Double Leg Stretch – Single Straight Leg Stretch – Double Straight leg Stretch – Criss Cross – Spine Stretch Forward – Open Leg Rocker – Corkscrew prep – The Saw – Mini Swan – Single Leg Kick – Bridging: Marching – Side leg Kick – Side Leg Circles & Rotations – Bananas – Teaser prep – Rockets – Leg Pull Back – Seal Puppy – Sternum Drops & Knees Off – Push Up & Transition to Standing