Shoulder Roll Down with Push Thru Bar on the Cadillac
The Shoulder Roll Down on the Pilates Cadillac or Tower truly made me feel like I was becoming a cirque performer or gymnast. It has the fun of going upside down but requires the strength and control to stay there! It’s easy to think you need to press down to hold yourself up. But, press down in your feet and you will just drag yourself down or the Push Thru Bar down. The length you gain in your spine and the strength you challenge in your back will make you want to do the Shoulder Roll Down every time you hit your Cadillac.
Don’t hang in your knees. Use your seat to lift your leg and stand on the bar.
Hook up the top spring on your Push Thru Bar and place the arches of your feet on the bar. Be careful, if you are setting yourself up, to not lose control of the bar as you are getting into the exercise and out of the exercise. When your legs are straight, your Push Thru Bar should not pass behind the vertical poles. Arms long by your side and your neck long. Keep your gaze up to the ceiling. Pull the bar into you and then lift the bar up to the sky and lift your hips up.