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Pilates Arm Workout with Small Weights : Pilates Boxing with Small Weights

September 9, 2019

I’m going to be teaching you the boxing exercises
from the Pilates arm work repertoire. We start with our feet in parallel, heels right underneath
the hips, legs firm and drawn up and through the body through the center line. We’re going
to forward fold, scooping the tail bone under and slightly bending the knees once we’re
here. So, our weight is really over the heels. We’re in a slight squat, abs drawing in against
the spine. Bring your chest parallel to the floor, collarbone wide, abs drawing in and
the armpits back behind you and towards your hips. Extend your left arm forward, point
the hand down towards the floor and the right arm backward, hand points up towards the ceiling.
Inhale, bring it back to the center and exhale switch. Your left hand is going to go back,
palm up. Right hand forward, palm down. Shoulder blades down your back, abs drawing in. Inhale,
come center. Exhale, reach. Inhale, center. Exhale, reach. Lengthen, abs drawn in and
inhale center. Exhale, reach. Long collarbone, stays wide. Center and reach and release.
Then, stand up. And, you do up to ten of those on each side.

1 Comment

  • Reply Daniea3 March 7, 2010 at 10:19 am

    More reps, perhaps an extra 6 or so would help I think. I wouldn't use higher weights though. Just because I have tried this myself and it takes focus from the extension and stabilization part of the exercise – then it just lifting dumbells and not exactly Pilates.

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