This intermediate Pilates exercise is called
the arm series. This is something really great to do to work your upper body, maybe after
you’ve performed the saw. So you want to have your legs extended out, sit up nice and tall,
draw that belly in, shoulders back and down, extend your arms all the way out through your
finger tips. And just pump your arms out to the side. Now what you want to focus on is
keeping your torso completely still. Now this may seem old school, but it really works.
Coming from the shoulders. Perform about twenty reps here up and down. And then move into
arm circles. Again your whole focus is to keep that torso completely still. And after
you perform about twenty reps of arms circles, turn your palms back, squeeze your shoulder
blades and thrust backwards. This is really going to strengthen your upper back muscles,
especially if we have professional sitters out there. And that’s if you work on the computer
or if you drive or if you’re on the phone all day. That’s what we called professional
sitters and this is really going to help strengthen those upper back muscles and open up the chest.
And that is your arm circle series.