Rolling In and Out Prep with Roll Back Bar on the Cadillac
Rolling In and Out on the Pilates Cadillac or Tower has a lot of moving parts and can often feel tricky or as if you’re not ready for it. This is why I love the Prep for Rolling In and Out. This Rolling In and Out Prep breaks down the trickiest part of the exercise. Once you have this down then you can skip the prep and go right into Rolling In and Out. Make sure that you’re not doing this from your chest but instead holding the bar from your upper back and moving from your center.
Hug knees towards each other and pull wide on bar for full body work!-Lesley Logan
Setting up from the same place as you did your Thigh Stretch, one arms distance + a few inches away from the poles. Kneeling with your knees and feet a hip distance apart. Shoulders over hips and hands wrapped around the bar. Even though your knees are apart hug them towards each other as you press your feet down.
Without leaning your hips back round forward to the mat and reach the bar to the mat under your shoulders. Still holding your hips over your knees pull the bar along the mat to your knees. Then reach the bar back along the mat until under your shoulders. Repeat. After 3-5 reps hold the bar under your shoulders and our hips over your knees and “round up.” You’re stacking your spine back up to the start position and then rounding back down. If it’s too much to go all the way up and all the way down it’s okay to go part way up and all the way down. Repeat 3-5x. Then when feeling as if you moved from your center and not your chest or arms try to do one Rolling In and Out in each direction. When ready ditch the prep and do Rolling In and Out.