This week I will be showing you how to do the Spine Twist exercise.
This week’s exercise is good for increasing the range of motion in the upper body. Having a good range of motion and being flexible enables us to do everyday things with minimal discomfort. From turning around in your car to twisting around to reach for something, the aim is to be able to carry out these movements without your body resisting you or being in any pain. This is a nice exercise and as a bonus is also good for toning your arms. Keeping them elevated during the exercise can be quite a challenge.
It is a good idea to make sure you read through and familiarize yourself with all the information before you start, that way you will know what to look for and what to avoid, and if you suffer from any pain or injury, when to avoid the exercise entirely.
If your hamstrings are too tight too sit up straight, you can bend your knees.
Your arms to remain parallel to the floor.
AVOID: Allowing your hips to rise off the floor.
TARGETS: Back flexibility
BENEFITS: Strengthens and lengthens the torso.
NOT ADVISABLE IF YOU HAVE: Back pain
That is me done for this week. I will see you next time.
Images and some content taken from Pilates Anatomy - A Comprehensive Guide - By Dr Abby Ellsworth