1 Rep Drill on the Mat

I find it’s easy to throw away the first rep most of the time. In this workout, you are forced to really do your best and then move on. Enjoy this practice.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Mat
  • Reps: 1 rep of each
  • Warning: Listen to your body. When in doubt, leave it out.
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1 Rep Drill on the Mat

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Whether you are a Pilates lover or teacher making time for your Pilates workout can be difficult. It's easy when left to your own devices to either skip it or only do the exercises you like. In this one rep Pilates Mat drill not only do you get to do every Pilates exercise you also get to practice the order and each exercise. Plus, because you only get one chance to do the exercise you will do the best you can. I find its easy to throw away the first rep most of the time. In this workout, you are forced to really do your best and then move on.

Focus on connection, remember it's a practice not a perfect.

As always you will start lying on your back. Legs long, arms overhead but still connected to your back. Each exercise you only get to do one time, unless you are skipping an exercise do to difficulty level or injury. But, remember, Pilates is a practice and not a perfect. Focus more on transitioning in and out of the exercise and then maintaining your connection in each exercise. Then have fun, find your flow. You should be done in less than 10 min. When I do this on my own it takes me about 5 min. Talking it out took me under 8 min.

Here is the order: Hundred, Roll Up, Roll Over, Single Leg Circle, Rolling Like a Ball, Ab Series, Spine Stretch Forward, Open Leg Rocker, Corkscrew, Saw, Swan, Single Leg Kick, Double Leg Kick, Thigh Stretch, Neck Pull, High Scissors and Bicycle, Shoulder Bridge, Spine Twist, Jackknife, Side Kicks, Teaser, Swimming, Leg Pulls, Kneeling Side Kicks, Side Bend, Boomerang, Seal, Crab, Rocking, Control Balance and Push-Ups.


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