Pike on the Wunda Chair
Pike on the Pilates Wunda Chair is similar to the Pull Up on the Wunda Chair. Sometimes people do call the Pull Ups Pike. However, in my trainings Pull Ups are hands on the chair feet on the pedal. Pike is feet on the pedal hands on the floor. And it’s really a helpful exercise for prepping for a handstand. Use this handstand prep for assisting Tendon Stretch, Elephant and more. If the spring setting is too light feel free to choose a slightly heavier setting. You want to feel supported but still be able to move the pedal.
Reach your tailbone for your heels as you move the pedal up and down.-Lesley Logan
Stand in front of the pedal with your back to the chair. Place your hands on the floor. Depending on your flexibility you may have your hands a little further away. However, you want to be as close to the chair as you can be. Drop your head between your arms and look to the pedal. Lift your center up to step the ball of one foot onto the pedal. Then lift the other foot to meet it. Reach your tailbone to your heels.
Maintaining length in your neck and a lift in your center reach the pedal towards the floor. Go as low as you can lift the pedal back up. Repeat a few times. If going well try the Pike Single Leg. Or to dismount lift up through your center so much one leg can step to the floor then the other. Roll up to standing with your arms by your ears.