Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part Five: Multi-Directional Movement of the Spine Here it is…the grand finale for our discussion on “secret” training tips to mobilize the ribcage for a healthy spine and get the upper back to move more easily. When you get to more advanced exercises or sport and athletic [...]
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Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part Four: Lateral Movement of the Spine and Ribs There is a lot to think about in order to execute great lateral, side-bending movements. This is not a direction our upper body moves in much for daily life activities. But there is a side-bending lateral motion that [...]
Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part Three: Ribcage and Spine Rotation and Twisting When we twist the spine, all sorts of crazy things tend to happen! Our hips and pelvis try to do all the work, we side bend, hike a hip, lead with an elbow or shoulder, shift our weight, arch [...]
Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part Two: Spine Extension It’s easy to bend the neck and low back, but it’s the upper thoracic, mid-back section that needs the attention to improve spine mobility. The older we get, the more gravity plays with our posture. Hunched over, heads jutted forward, we need our [...]
Centerworks® “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage Part One: Spine Flexion When we bend into forward flexion for Pilates exercises like the Hundred, Roll Up or Teaser every segment of the spine has to move individually to open the back ribs and bend the spine. In the front of the body, the ribs are [...]
One of the biggest differences I realized when I began learning Pilates was how much more movement I “should have” in my spine vs. the amount of free and easy mobility I did have. As the tech savvy human population moves farther and farther away from jobs that require activity, and we park our butts [...]
I’m always experimenting with cues to help find good images that my clients can associate with while they’re moving through their workouts. When I can associate a relatable picture to proper body position and movements – I usually get great execution of each Pilates exercise. Here’s my new cue of the week for improving Spine [...]