One Arm Push Ups from the Floor on the Wunda Chair

Doing asymmetrical Pilates exercises is key for helping you deepen your Pilates practice and show you where you may be relying on one side than another.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Wunda Chair
  • Reps: 3-5 on each side
  • Warning: Not idea for some shoulder or low back issues.
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One Arm Push Ups from the Floor on the Wunda Chair

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Out of all the Push Ups on the Pilates Wunda Chair I find the One Arm Push Ups from the Floor the most possible. At least for me the pedal can move! Doing asymmetrical Pilates exercises is key for helping you deepen your Pilates practice and show you where you may be relying on one side more than another. As you do this exercise notice where you move the bodyweight on your feet or how your hips dip or want to. And, be sure to do your weak side, then your strong side, and then go back to your weaker side.

Stand in your feet, hug your outer hips in, reach your heart forward.

With one middle spring on your chair stand to the side of your chair with your feet heels together and toes apart. Align your heel connected with the edge of the chair and then lift your arms up overhead. As you round forward feel as if you are going into a One Arm Push Down on the side of the chair. Press the pedal down and then take your outside "free" hand and place it on the floor. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart. And then walk your feet straight back. Bend your pedal arm so that you can square off your shoulders.

Reaching long from the crown of your head and out through your heels, begin to lift and lower the pedal 3-5x. Lower your head as you lift up through your ribs and walk your feet to the chair. Roll up as if you just completed a Push Down and then repeat on the other side. If you notice one side is stronger than the other (and you probably will), repeat on the weaker side. Then challenge yourself with the Push Ups from the Top of the Chair and do your Leg Pulls on the Mat!


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