- Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
- Equipment Needed: Wunda Chair (I love using the Balanced Body Wunda Chair.)
- Reps: 3-5 each side
- Warning: Not ideal for some shoulder, neck, knee or low back issues.
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Side Pull Up Single Leg on the Wunda Chair
Side Pull Up Single Leg sometimes known as Snake on the Pilates Wunda Chair is a fabulous advancement to Side Pull Up on the Wunda chair. Typically done from Side Pull Up so the set up isn’t very difficult. However, the amount of work both legs need to do in order to work from your center and not lean into the chair is bigger than it would appear. Think Horseback, Side Leg Kicks, or Side Splits. The more you work your arms and legs from your center the more strength you’ll feel in this exercise.
Reach out through both legs while lifting up through your center.-Lesley Logan
Typically done from your final Side Pull Up. Maintaining your shoulders over your wrists, head down looking through the arms to the pedal leg. Reach your outside leg out the side and up. Keep the leg parallel. Turning out can take you off the pedal. The leg that is liftin is reaching out to help you resist leaning into the chair. Foot pointed.
Without leaning into the chair, “hopping” or kicking the outside leg lift your center to lift the pedal. Reaching down through your arms and pedal leg even as the pedal is lifting. Go up and down without resting at the bottom. After a few reps lower the pedal all the way down. Turn around with hands and feet on the chair. Repeat on the other side. If one side is stronger than the other repeat on the side that needs it. To dismount turn to face the chair. Keep your hands on the chair as you take one foot off. Use the other foot to close the spring and then take the other foot off.
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