Hundred on the Ped-O-Pul
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The Hundred is a notorious Pilates exercise and it can literally be done anywhere. And everywhere that you do the Hundred, it reveals something about the Hundred. In this version of the Hundred, you will do it on the Pilates Ped-O-Pul, an apparatus that is notoriously unstable. You will be able to discover your true ability to reach into your legs while standing and challenge your connections while the pumps are trying to disconnect you from your center. Give this a try when you want a challenge or want to do a Ped-O-Pul workout.
Reach and pump from your back, keep pinky side of hand on handle.
Stand on your Ped-O-Pul as you would for your Arm Circles. Heels together and toes apart. Hands into your handles and spine up against the pole. Use your reach into your legs and lift up along the pole. You can do this easier with heels down or challenge yourself and lift your heels up the pole. Reach your arms out in front of you from your shoulders and then round your head and chest off the pole as if you were curling up off your mat to do the Hundred.
Hugging your legs together, lift up through your center, and pump your arms for the Hundred. Inhale for 5 pumps and exhale for 5 pumps. After 10 breaths, lift yourself back up the pole. Pay attention to if you bounce on and off your pole. Also, make sure the entire pinky side of your hand is on the handle and that you're reaching from your back and not pressing from your chest. Notice what is straining and what is not. Because this is a fun variation have fun with it! And then, go do your Hundred on the Mat or the Reformer and see how it feels.
Be sure to check out more of my Ped-O-Pul workout videos. I want to help you continue your Pilates Ped-O-Pul training!
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Hey Lesley. Some days my legs need to be higher to get my back on the mat in 100. On this pedipole version, would I move my feet a bit forward to emulate the shape of my legs being higher? Or just keep my heels against the pedipole and deal with the fact that lots of my back is not contacting the pole? Thanks.
Hey Heather, great question. I would take them a little bit away but not a lot. Stay on the platform. xx~LL