SWIMMING

“Swimming” lengthens and strengthens the spine as well as improves the muscles helpful in maintaining good posture. It is especially necessary for those of us who spend many hours sitting on a daily basis. Try this exercise 3-5x a week for 3-10 repetitions and you’ll both see & feel the difference in no time!

Set-Up: small area on the floor on carpet or a mat Lie on your stomach with legs about hip-width apart and arms reaching overhead, keeping shoulders down.

BEGINNER:

***engage core up into spine & tuck your “tail” under ***float 1 leg off the floor and the opposite arm off the floor ***hold hover for 2-3 seconds, then set arm & leg down ***repeat by switching the floating leg and arm

.

INTERMEDIATE:

***repeat the set-up ***engage core up into spine & tuck your “tail” under ***float your head (reaching long) and all limbs off the floor ***keeping all limbs off the floor, lift opposite arm & leg slightly higher & switch quickly maintaining a contraction in your abs

.

ADVANCED:

***repeat the set-up & steps for intermediate and challenge the work by balancing on a bosu while performing the exercise

PRO TIP: This exercise is more about the length than the height.

.

.

.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 972.576.7337 or https://reformandride.com/contact/.

#PilatesMatExercise #PilatesTheColony #PilatesPlano #PilatesFrisco #PilatesCastleHills #PilatesLewisville #PilatesWorkout #PilatesTeacherTraining #PSCPilatesTeacherTraining #PilatesForEveryBody

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s