The Pilatesology Encyclopedia Neck Pull

Neck Pull


Apparatus

Mat


Level

Intermediate

Goals & Benefits:

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles and muscles of the seat.
  • Lengthens and articulates the spine.
  • Stretches the hamstrings.
  • Restores the head to an optimal position on the spine.

Tips & Cues:

  • Keep the legs glued to the mat throughout the exercise.
  • Keep the elbows stretched to the side so as to roll up with the abdominal muscles rather  than yanking on the neck.
  • At the top, gently press the head into the hands to restore the head to its optimal position on the spine.
  • Enjoy the lifted position at the top to encourage good posture.

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