Pull-Up with Trapeze on the Cadillac

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  • June 5, 2022

The Pull-Ups are incredible for the arm-back connection that we all need to have in our entire Pilates practice. Try to do these every week more than once.

Pull-Up-with-Trapeze-on-the-Cadillac Online PIlates Classes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Cadillac, Trapeze (I love using the Contrology Cadillac.)
  • Reps: 3 Sets of 3
  • Warning: May not be suitable for some shoulder or back issues.
  • Questions: Contact us here

Pull-Up with Trapeze on the Cadillac

Pull-Up with Trapeze on the Pilates Cadillac are one of the hardest exercises for most people on the Cadillac. Not just because having upper body strength is necessary, but because you are working hard on keeping everything together, facing gravity and holding on to the rails all as you do not move the trapeze! Pull-Ups are easier for men than women but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. And, these Pull-Ups are incredible for the arm and back connection that we all need to have in our entire Pilates practice. Try to do these every week more than once.

Stand in your legs and reach from your back and center.

Stand facing away from the Trapeze and place your hands on the rails and then reach one foot back on the strap. Place the top of your foot on the strap. It’s easy to put the strap on the front of the ankle and you don’t want it to be there. You want it to be on the top of the foot so its part of your two-way stretch and so you can reach so far that you can keep the trapeze still the entire time you do this exercise. Your hands are on the rails just about a forearm distance away from the edge of the Cadillac.

Lift up from your center with your arms connected to your back and your tail long and then your other leg will float up and reach into the strap. Then lower and lift yourself 3x while keeping the trapeze still and your center on. Repeat 2 more times. Sure the goal is to straighten your arms but for most of us, you will go from bent arms to bent arms! It’s important to work from the strength of your center so as not to panic as you get in and out of the exercise.


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

By lesley.logan

Lesley Logan, NCPT, is the founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com, the first free online catalogue of Pilates exercise tutorial videos, where you can also find weekly online mat classes and workshops. When not teaching from her studio in Los Angeles, Lesley can be found traveling the world leading Pilates retreats, or offering Pilates business coaching to studio owners and other instructors through her private mastermind group. Connect with Lesley on instagram @lesley.logan or through the contact page on this site.

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