Hundred with Arm Springs on the Cadillac

In this tutorial, you’ll learn the two ways you can do the Hundred with your arm springs to help you get even more connected to your center!

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Cadillac or Tower, Arm Springs (I love using the Contrology Cadillac.)
  • Reps: 10 cycles of breathing, 100 pumps
  • Warning: Not ideal for some neck issues.
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Hundred with Arm Springs on the Cadillac

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You can do the Pilates Hundred anywhere! And one of those many places you can do the Hundred is on the Cadillac/Tower. One variation (there are a couple) is with the Arm springs. In this tutorial, you'll learn the two ways you can do the Hundred on the Pilates Cadillac with your arm springs to help you get even more connected to your center! This is a great tutorial if you're struggling to find your upper back connection, curl up from the right place and have more support while doing it.

Keep fingers long and together and pinky side of hand on the handle.

There are two ways you can do the Hundred on the Cadillac or Tower. First, make sure your Arm Springs are on the right setting. Then for a more supportive option lay on your back with your feet towards the springs. Hold one handle in each hand, squeeze your legs together and then curl your head and chest up. The springs will want to pull you up off your shoulder blades so your goal is to keep control of how high you curl up. Maintain the longest flexion. You can leave your legs hugging together down on the mat or you can lift them up to the level of your eyes or higher. Pump your arms as you inhale for 5 and exhale for 5. Repeat for 10 cycles of breathing.

For a more challenging version spin around so your head is towards the springs. The further you are away the more challenging. Squeezing your legs together press your straight arms down as you curl you head and chest up. Easier is to keep your legs hugging down on the mat. Harder is to float them up. Pump the arms as you inhale for 5 and exhale for 5 for 10 cycles of breath.


Be sure to check out more of my Pilates Cadillac exercises. I want to help you continue your Pilates Cadillac training!

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