Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates.
.
Often an exercise needs subtle postural tweaks or alignments to be performed correctly and effectively. .
Small corrections can make all the difference to feeling the right muscles engaging and working properly.
.
It's very easy to often think you're doing an exercise as it should be done, but in fact be cheating yourself as a slightly incorrect stance or body placement won't be using the specific targeted muscle or set of muscles for the movement. .
Here I'm trying to keep the back straight, hips square, core engaged, abs and glutes switched on, and the knee tracking correctly over the ankle and foot on the standing leg.
.
.
.
.
.
.
With thanks to @absolutestudios @rascal_physique_

.
Often an exercise needs subtle postural tweaks or alignments to be performed correctly and effectively. .
Small corrections can make all the difference to feeling the right muscles engaging and working properly.
.
It’s very easy to often think you’re doing an exercise as it should be done, but in fact be cheating yourself as a slightly incorrect stance or body placement won’t be using the specific targeted muscle or set of muscles for the movement. .
Here I’m trying to keep the back straight, hips square, core engaged, abs and glutes switched on, and the knee tracking correctly over the ankle and foot on the standing leg.
.
.
.
.
.
.
With thanks to @absolutestudios @rascal_physique_

Wednesday

Wednesday.
.
Strong, optimistic, positive and ready to face the day. .
#positivity,

.
Strong, optimistic, positive and ready to face the day. .
#positivity,

Testing core strength

Testing core strength.
Think it's part of Pilates "Teasers".
.
Trying to sit up as tall as possible whilst keeping the back as straight as possible too.
.
It's hard
.
.
.
.
.

Think it’s part of Pilates “Teasers”.
.
Trying to sit up as tall as possible whilst keeping the back as straight as possible too.
.
It’s hard
.
.
.
.
.

Mother and daughter reformer Pilates

Mother and daughter reformer Pilates.
She's the one further away obvs
.
This exercise is for the lower abs, core, glutes and also arms. .
To raise the intensity of the exercise the legs can be scissored lower just as my daughter is doing.
.
.
.
.
.
With thanks to @absolutestudios Luke .
.

She’s the one further away obvs
.
This exercise is for the lower abs, core, glutes and also arms. .
To raise the intensity of the exercise the legs can be scissored lower just as my daughter is doing.
.
.
.
.
.
With thanks to @absolutestudios Luke .
.

Pilates reformer fitness Thursday

Pilates reformer fitness Thursday.
.
This particular exercise is so much harder than it looks.
.
It depends on a strong glute med, good turn out from the hip and core stability, .
I found it hard to do as I had a left hip resurface op a few years ago ( the same op as @andymurray has just had) and also tore the glute med subsequently.
.
So the mechanics of how my left hip works, together with the hip flexors and glutes are not as they were before. Also at the age of 64 the body is slightly more worn now! .
But with hard work its possible to aspire to be the best you can be.
.
.
.
.
 @absolutestudios 
With @rascal_physique_ instructor.
Thank you.
.
.
.
.

.
This particular exercise is so much harder than it looks.
.
It depends on a strong glute med, good turn out from the hip and core stability, .
I found it hard to do as I had a left hip resurface op a few years ago ( the same op as @andymurray has just had) and also tore the glute med subsequently.
.
So the mechanics of how my left hip works, together with the hip flexors and glutes are not as they were before. Also at the age of 64 the body is slightly more worn now! .
But with hard work its possible to aspire to be the best you can be.
.
.
.
.
@absolutestudios
With @rascal_physique_ instructor.
Thank you.
.
.
.
.

Monday

Monday. .
Good morning.
.
Forward with strength and positive mindset.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Good morning.
.
Forward with strength and positive mindset.
.
.
.
.
.

Pilates exercise for core stability and switching off over-active hip flexors

Pilates exercise for core stability and switching off over-active hip flexors. .
I can do this anywhere as it simply needs a theraband and 2 slightly deflated balls-one for under my bottom and the other for between my calves. .
.
.
.
.
.
I can do this anywhere as it simply needs a theraband and 2 slightly deflated balls-one for under my bottom and the other for between my calves. .
.
.
.
.