WE want to challenge YOU to use The WHOLE system. 🙌🏼Introducing the #Wholesystemchallenge by @cotronepilates and @laurabpilates
Each week we will pick a classical Pilates exercise and perform it on one of the many apparatuses. We challenge you to show us where you would most like to perform the exercise and how YOU would teach it. You can post as many times as you like in as many places and ways as you can come up with. Join us and keep your Pilates practice on point.
N 21 Long Stretch
Shown on the Arm Chair by @cotronepilates and on the Reformer by @laurabpilates
apparatus by @Gratz_Pilates
The long stretch is the first exercise in the long stretch series introduced on the Reformer. It requires a strong Powerhouse, control of the shoulder girdle, and connection through the inner thighs. To find your two way stretch keep your heels lifted and your head lengthened in line with the whole body. Initiate the push out with a deep inhale, do not lift your hips, round your shoulders, or drop your head. Maintain this straight line in the body as you return the carriage. Check for overly flexed wrists to avoid wearing sinking into the joint, and depending on the body in front of you locked elbows or soft. 👋👋👋pro tips for the Long Stretch on the Arm Chair
This is an advance exercise that require balance and strength but is also a great place to teach clients how to keep their shoulders and lats down when pushing out, or what is in this instance, up.
NOW, your turn to share!! Post a photo or video clip of you, a friend, or a client doing this challenge and tag @CotronePilates & @Laurabpilates + #Wholesystemchallenge