The Pilates Half Roll Back with a flexband helps to promote the opening of the Lumbar Spine in flexion and the activation of core musculature.
Chronic back pain is often caused by posture that is the result of weak abdominal strength which leads to an anterior tilted pelvis and arched low back.
If you sit most of the day, have tight hip flexors or just had a baby, this exercise below is very helpful to counter this postural effect.
Turn up the sound and try it out. Comment below and tell me what you think!
Realign. Strengthen. Live your Life.
Pilates Leg Pull Front with a loop band around your forearms is an excellent way to prompt scapular stability during this complex core exercise.
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Let me know how you feel. I personally love how it adds a challenge and improves the engagement of my scapular stabilizer muscles.
Look what a corset can do…. You can use your abdominal “corset”: the transverse abdominus muscle to achieve the same effect.
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The transverse abdominus is the deepest layer of abdominal muscle and is a muscle that stabilizes the spine and improves posture. It’s a muscle that requires endurance. Pilates is a great way to strengthen this muscle.