Single Arm Twist on the Wunda Chair
Single Arm Twist on the Pilates Wunda Chair is a lot like Twist and Reach on the Pilates Reformer. However, don’t let it fool you. Its a lot more difficult than its counterpart on the Reformer. You have to hold your own legs up! Your reach of the pedal comes from your center not your arm. Basically, there is a lot to think about and work in this exercise. Luckily you will only do this if the Seated Flat Back on the Wunda Chair was a success. And, you have the strength and stamina to add a twist!
Squeeze your legs together and reach them away as your twist and reach.
Typically done from Seated Flat Back by taking one arm up by your ear and turning the hand on the pedal around to allow more space for the shoulder. Double check both arms are reaching from your back and your shoulders are wide. Its tempting to twist from the shoulder or the neck. Twist from your waist and squeeze your legs tight together.
Reach your back tall as you lean back and stretch your waist away from your legs. Allow your gaze to follow the twist of your spine. Hug your legs together and reach them in opposition to your twist. Continue to twist as you lift the pedal and your back up. Repeat. Then when ready switch sides. If one side needs more attention start with that side so you can repeat it after you do the strong side.