Pre-Pilates Progression Class 5 of 6 March 5, 2019 Pre-Pilates Progression Class 5 of 6 Alisa Wyatt Level Pre-Pilates Tempo Slow Watch the preview Log in or subscribe now to get full access to this video. Username Password Remember Me Forgot Password You'll need a wall to lean on at the end of our 5th Pre-Pilates Progressive class with Alisa Wyatt. Using the wall, you'll learn 2 new exercises that will connect what you've been doing on the mat to give you beautiful standing posture! Next Class Quick Start Home Share this class: Other classes you might like Pilates Fundamentals Alisa Wyatt 14:39 | Slow | Pre-Pilates Back (to the) Basics Sandy Shimoda 13:00 | Slow | Pre-Pilates Flat On Your Back Pre-Pilates Tiziana Trovati 13:08 | Slow | Pre-Pilates What Others Are Saying 11 Comments Nicole Cousin 4 weeks ago Log in to reply. Hi Alisa, I have been doing this pre work out and today i woke up with a little bit of pain around my hips. Is that normal? Or does it mean my posture is wrong or am I moving some way I should not? IIts the first pilates classes I have ever taken and I do not work out much before. rian bush 3 weeks ago Log in to reply. HI Nicole, Alisa and Jack are out of town and in and out of service range. I am emailing comments to her and responding to them (until the 20th). Here is her reply: Hi Nicole! Thanks for asking—did you start with the first class in the series? If you didn’t have pain prior to this class it probably means you weren’t quite ready for this class. If you go back and repeat the class before a few times and then come back to this one that should do the trick. Be aware of staying in a range of motion that feels controlled and doable—so if you notice you are straining a lot to maintain form bringing your arms and legs closer to your center will make it easier. Let me know if that helps! Author Alisa Wyatt 2 weeks ago Log in to reply. Hi Nicole, Sorry for the delay in responding. Pain is usually an indicator that you may be moving through the series a little too fast for your body to adapt. My advice is to go back to the class before and repeat it a few days in a row and then return to the class that resulted in pain. Note that you may feel sore in muscles that you haven’t been used to using before and that is normal. Let me know if that helps! NSH 3 months ago Log in to reply. Hi Alisa, Nina here again. I’ve been working persistently on building the strength to float both feet off the floor while maintaining stability in my “box.” At this point, I can do that, but I’m still getting a bulge in my abs. Should I progress? Or do I stick with one foot at a time until I can float both feet without abs bulging? thanks! Author Alisa Wyatt 3 months ago Log in to reply. Hi Nina! The progress you’re making is a great sign–my instinct is to have you repeat whatever classes you’ve been having success with for another week. Focus on pulling in your lower abs — the part below your belly button just above the pubic bone. Try to make all parts of that area pull in evenly (most of us have a weaker side). Make that your practice for a bit and be patient, this is a perfect practice to make you super strong! It’s hard to wake these muscles up but once you do, you’ll be unstoppable. Author Alisa Wyatt 3 months ago Log in to reply. One more thought – I’d like you to try adding a thin pad under your low back–in the area just below your belly button. Like a folded hand towel, not thick so it changes your curves, just enough for you to feel it when you pull in. See if having that under you helps give you the proprioception to pull your ab muscles into. NSH 3 months ago Log in to reply. Yes! I’ve been doing that since the first video when you suggested it there. I have a deep curve in my low back and the pad definitely helps. Author Alisa Wyatt 3 months ago Log in to reply. Oh good! Your deep low back curve makes this extra difficult for your low abs so hang in there this work will pay off in spades for your future movement. If you find it possible to lift both feet a tiny bit without popping start adding that in just keep the range small. If not, don’t fret, just keep practicing, the results are coming! mmostaf2 3 months ago Log in to reply. What’s the purpose of the arm pumps? Thank you mmostaf2 3 months ago Log in to reply. I mean to say during the hundred exercise. 🙂 Author Alisa Wyatt 3 months ago Log in to reply. The pumping creates a flush of circulation to your vital organs and warms the body. If you’re cold, simply pumping the arms this way even while standing will help to warm you up. Leave a reply Click here to cancel the replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.