Kneeling Push Thru on the Cadillac
Kneeling Push Thru on the Pilates Cadillac is also a Pilates exercise that can be done on a Tower. Kneeling Push Thru tends to be done as a “Cat-Cow” type exercise but that’s not exactly it. Think Push Thru but on your knees. Meaning you start with a tall back, then a round back and then reaching that round back as far as you can. Then restacking before repeating. The more you can keep your hips over your knees in this exercise the stronger this exercise will get and the more you can reach from your center. If going well try the Standing Version.
Reach your knees down to the mat and the bar forward from your center.
With your Push Thru Bar hooked with one spring from above. Kneel facing the Push Thru Bar, one arm’s distance from the bar. Hold the bar with your hands’ palms down and thumbs wrapped around. Shoulder over hips and knees. Knees and feet a hips distance apart. Arms reaching from your upper back. Double-check your lower back isn’t reaching forward to cheat the hips over the knees.
Rounding your spine while keeping your hips over your knees reach the bar forward from your center. Only reaching as far forward as you don’t hang off your shoulders, elbows and wrists. As you reach it’s tempting for your hips to lean back but instead keep your hips over your knees and limit how far you reach the bar forward. Then round your spine from your center and roll back up and reach the bar up and forward. It’s ok if the spring bends and you can reach the bar towards the poles. But, make sure you’re not hanging into the bar. You’re still reaching in two directions. Repeat. Notice there is no “arching” of the back. It’s a tall or round only.