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How To: The Horseback

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels
Focus :

The horseback focuses on the adductors, pelvic floor, obliques, traps and lats.

Equipment Needed :     

Reformer and the long box.

Exercise Level Rating :     

This exercise is considered an intermediate level exercise. But this tutorial is FOR EVERYONE! 😉

The Course of this Class :    

The Horseback is an interesting exercise which inevitably always makes me laugh, at least trying to do it on the Reformer as opposed to the ladder barrel. But alas, this is what we are doing today! 😁 Aptly named, it is much the posture of riding in a saddle. We will cover the equipment set up, and then talk about the technicalities or mechanics of moving in and out of this exercise. I will give you some tips and tricks to finding it in your own body so you can be more confident in your mastery of this exercise. The horseback is a great exercise for learning how to weild the pelvis underneath us via the engagement of our pelvic floor and adductors whilst elongating through the upper back and spine. Awkward as it may seem, it hits a lot of key and important functional muscles.

Pilates depends on certain technical foundations, understanding these better will set you up for success in your practice; protect you from injuring yourself; as well as teach you the best alignment your body can achieve! Plus, practicing with the right form, you’ll get A TON more out of the exercise, your level will increase quickly if you stick to it, and so will your results!

See also these Tutorials/How To’s :

How To: The Teaser, How To: The Backstroke, How To: The Advanced Swan, How To: The Roll Over, How To: The Short Spine, How To: The Long Spine

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