- Difficulty: Advanced
- Equipment Needed: Wunda Chair (I love using the Balanced Body Wunda Chair.)
- Reps: 3-5 each side
- Warning: Not ideal for most neck, shoulder or low back issues.
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Pike Single Leg on the Wunda Chair
Pike Single Leg on the Pilates Wunda Chair is your next step towards handstand off the chair. While similar to Pull Ups Single Leg or Tendon Stretch Single leg Back the challenge of having your hands on the floor and feet on the pedal takes all of these to the next level. It’s not necessary to ever do Pike Single Leg until your practice is ready. And if it is then have a spotter nearby for the first round or any round where you want to try doing a handstand from the Pike.
Work the lift from your center and the leg straight up instead of back.-Lesley Logan
Typically done from Pike on the Wunda Chair. Take one leg off the pedal while the pedal is up to the ceiling. If your hips are tight and this twists your hips around or takes you out of your center and control then replace the foot and continue with regular Pike. If your hips can remain square while the leg is reaching up then continue to work the pedal.
While reaching up through your center and your leg pull the pedal down towards the floor. A little goes a long way. When ready lift the pedal as you reach down through your arms. Repeat a few times then switch legs. If you feel confident and you have a spotter nearby after the last rep on the 2nd side lift that leg off the pedal and have it meet your other leg and find a handstand. To dismount lower one leg to the pedal then the other or lower both legs to the floor.
Be sure to check out more of my Wunda Chair workout videos. I want to help you continue your Pilates Wunda Chair training!