Hundred on the Wunda Chair
Hundred on the Pilates Wunda Chair is one way to challenge your Pilates Mat practice. While not necessarily a Wunda Chair exercise. Playing with the Hundred on either the short or long side will reveal where you might be leaning or resting on your mat. The elevation of the chair top and the surface area requires you to hold your entire center up on your own. If you’re doing the Wunda Chair for your Pilates practice that day kick off the session with a Hundred and even the Ab Series to warm you up and reveal the work you need to get out of the chair exercises.
This 100 variation will keep you honest. Hug your legs and lift chest!
Choose to lay down the long way on the chair (easier) or the short way on the top (harder). Start with your head and chest curled up and your knees bent into your chest. Heels together and Toes apart. Arms long by your side. Then without tipping your pelvis or arching your back stretch your legs out to the high diagonal.
Pump your arms up and down as you Inhale through your nose for 5 pumps and then exhale out your nose for 5 pumps. Continue pumping your arms for 10 cycles of breathing. The legs may need to be higher than you usually have them on the Mat or on the Reformer. When done bend your knees into your chest and either do a backbend stretch to rest or sit up to rest. If it goes well add the Ab Series on top of the chair.