Strong Healthy Knees High Chair with Clare Dunphy Hemani

Strong Healthy Knees High Chair

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If your knees make you wince, this short workout is better than pain medicine at building the strength that brings relief. The High Chair strengthens all of the supporting muscles above, below and around your knees to lift your body up so your joints can move freely. Do this session 3 times a week and you’ll quickly notice more power in your hips and less pain in your knees. Visit Clare at Progressive Bodyworks and explore her program for studio owners Pilates Avatar.

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  1. PILATESDURHAM 4 years ago

    Great class. Thankyou 🙂

  2. MonicaTaylorPilates 4 years ago

    Thank you very much for this class. I recently tore my ACL and I am in the path to recover.
    I will do some of these exercises.
    It would be great if Pilatesology post more videos/exercises for post ACL/knee surgery.
    Thank you!

  3. joesmat 4 years ago

    Very few have this Apparatus, (myself included)and it occurs to me when observing, that much of the work demonstrated can be achieved by doing 2 X 4 in Standing and also using the Squat exercise.
    The Squat exercise so very seldom seen Classically, and sciences tells us it so important to our wellbeing especially as we get older!
    The 2 X 4 often demonstrated with heels together and toes apart, but, for purposes of true alignment one assumes it can be done with feet and legs in the parallel position.
    The Lady demonstrating it has to be said worked so hard. Excellent effort it seemed to me.
    I would welcome your thoughts Clare!

    • Clare Dunphy Hemani Author

      I have to say that it’s too bad more people don’t have or have access to the High Chair. This is where Romana brought the older population to keep their legs strong and well aligned. The 2×4 is great too, but the High Chair is unique in what it can provide in terms of angles, resistance and support. Tina worked really hard for us in this program…I’ll let her know you noticed!

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