Bow and Arrow with a Theraband

by Addie Kelzer

Work on your spinal rotation, your arms and your back all in one exercise!

This Pilates exercise is a reformer exercise that you can also do on your mat at home. This exercise is primarily an arm and back exercise, focusing on your lats and your triceps. However, it is also great for spinal mobility because of the twist. Remember to only twist from your rib cage up so you are really twisting your spine and not just moving your hips back and forth. Also, make sure that every time you face front, you lengthen the back of your spine, recreating space between your vertebra before each twist, and try to maintain that length as you twist.

Finally, be sure to hold your core! Pull your abs back towards your spine for the whole exercise.

 

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Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.

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