4 Pilates inspired exercises with your #Flexistretcher
PILATES ROLL UP
SETUP // Begin in a supine position. Place foam center around the ball of your feet with the hands in loops on each side, arms lengthened long.
ACTION // Begin by bending in the arms to slowly assist your to rolling up fully. Sit up tall, and then reserve the movement.
REPETITIONS // Repeat 10 times
FLEXISTRETCHER HIP LIFTS WITH RELEVÉS
SETUP // With the center foam of the Flexistretcher around the shins, take hold of both metal pieces.
ACTION // With control, curl your hips off the ground, feeling your knees move towards your toes.
Hold the position and slowly articulate the spine to the floor, returning to your starting position.
#FLXtip : Keep a straight line through the front side of your body, avoid letting the ribs pop out.
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN // SUPINE MIDDLE SPLITS
SETUP // Replicate a pilates reform by placing both feet in the loops of the Flexistretcher, with the center under you mid spine.
ACTION // Engage your inner thigh muscles to slow raise and lower the legs 2 inches.
#FLXtip : Keep a neutral pelvis for the duration of this exercise.
SETUP // Place foam center around the arch of your flexed feet with the hands in loops on each side.
ACTION // Begin pumping your arms up and down, inhale for 5 pumps, exhale for 5 pumps.
REPETITIONS // 10 sets and rest.