Adaptive Pilates : Adaptive Pilates: Chest Strengthening

Adaptive Pilates : Adaptive Pilates: Chest Strengthening


O.k. This next exercise, performed again,
with the Pilates balls. It’s a great exercise for strengthening the chest, the shoulders,
the arms and the back. Very, very focused on core strength and breathing. Hold sinking
again, just inhale to lift to the starting position. Go to what’s comfortable on height.
But generally, right at shoulder height, is where you want to think about keeping and
maintaining the arms. You will inhale to open. Squeezing shoulder blades. This is a nice
lift, right here. Exhale to come back to the middle. When I say lift, I’m talking about
the balls in my hands. Nice weight. Inhale to come back. Drawing the shoulder blades
together. And exhale to return to the starting positions. Squeezing the chest, drawing the
belly button in. This exercise from the side. Inhale to at the same time, lifting your body.
Get used to lifting your arms. Body is the starting position. Exhale to activate the
abdominal muscles. By drawing the belly button in. Inhale to open. Exhale to return to the
starting position. Just a quick not eon chin and head placement. Keep the chin, drawn in
slightly. So your head doesn’t jut forward. When you pull your shoulder blades together
and when you open your arms. And exhale strongly. Back to the starting position. And this movement
fro the back. Inhale to lift chest. Draw the stomach in. Open the shoulders and lift the
arms to shoulder height. Take an exhale. Draw the belly button in. Inhale the open, drawing
the shoulder blades together. Keeping the arms lifted and exhale. Come back to the starting
position. Squeezing the balls together and drawing your chest in, tight.