Standing Long Back Arms with Roll Back Bar on the Cadillac
Standing Long Back Arms with the Roll Back Bar on the Pilates Cadillac or Tower is a great way to challenge your Long Back Arms Kneeling and Seated. Use this exercise to challenge your center while standing and connecting your arms to your back. This exercise is a great addition to your other standing exercises with the Roll Back Bar like Squats, Chest Expansion and more. While doing Standing Long Back Arms with the Roll Back Bar you will lose tension in the springs. Continue to work even when there is no tension in the springs.
Move your arms as far as you can maintain connections to your center.-Lesley Logan
Hook the Roll Back Bar on the Standing Arm Springs hook. Standing with your back to the bar hold the bar with your palms facing you. Standing with legs parallel and a hips distance apart or heels together toes apart. Make sure your shoulders are over your hips and your center is pulled in so your lower back isn’t arching forward.
Bend your elbows and pull the bar to your upper back. Reach the bar down your back as far as you can without leaning. Reach the bar back towards the poles and then up as far as you can before bending your elbows and repeating. Then reverse directions. Reach the bar for the poles then down the poles and pull into your body. Then bend your elbows and pull the bar up your back and reach back for the poles. If too easy you can move farther away from the poles.
While it may sound like you’re drawing a box you’re working the directions as much as you can in all directions.