Get fit in the comfort of your own home! This week starts the “Exercise of the Week” program here at Firehaus Pilates. All the home exercises in this weekly program can be done just on a basic mat, with or without small props. No worries if you don’t have some of the props, there will be modifications available to fit every home set-up.
This week we introduce Quadruped on the Roller:
This is a great full body exercise with a focus on shoulder strength and stability, core strength, transverse abdominus strength (for a nice flat tummy), and postural awareness. The advanced variation adds leg extension, but just hovering the knees is adequate if leg extension is too challenging. 10 reps of this exercise and you’ll be shaking head to toe but feeling like you recruited all the “problem” areas of the body. Helping you achieve buffed up arms and shoulders, and 6 pack abs. Can’t ask for much more in 1 exercise! Click on the link below for the full exercise.
*Modification for those without a foam roller: Starting in the same position, hands and knees or elbows and knees (if hands and knees is hard on the wrists). Lift and hover the knees off the floor just high enough to slide a piece of paper under the knees. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat!
Learn more about the foam roller in our Pilates classes.