Coordination

This exercise is both challenging and fun. ItÌÎÌÌ´å«s name, Coordination, tells you why itÌÎÌÌ´å«s usually listed as an intermediate pilates exercise. It takes a lot of mind-body connection to perform. It also takes a considerable amount of abdominal strength to maintain the spine position throughout the exercise against various lever changes and resistance challenges.Start Position:Begin supine on the carriage with the straps in your hands, elbows flexed, upper body flexed (cervical and thoracic spine), lumbar spine and pelvis in neutral (lumbar slightly flexed if neutral cannot be achieved) and legs in table-top. To Perform the Exercise:Inhale and extend the elbows, hips and knees to attain the Hundreds Exercise position. Then exhale as you quickly open the legs shoulder distance and close them again. Then inhale as you flex the legs back into table-top. Then exhale as you flex the elbows back to the start position. Complete 3-5 repetitions.

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