Pilates Exercise: Modified Deep Squat Pt. 1

Pilates Exercise: Modified Deep Squat Pt. 1

Time to work our whole body with the Modified Deep Squat Pt. 1. We will work our ankle, knee and hip mobility as well as strengthen our legs, glutes and abs while opening up our thoracic spine.

I learned this from Tom McCook, thanks Tom.

This video has not been modified for any injury or chronic pain issues. Please talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise routine.

We start with our arms up and we bend forward with a flat back. Pull up in your abs as you go into a roll down and bring your palms flat onto the roller. Check and make sure that your shoulders are down, your belly is engaged and your neck is released because we want to use our abs more than our neck.

Go into the squat and engage your lats,  plus your low and mid traps. Open up your thoracic spine as much as possible, think heart to ceiling.

Keep your palms flat on the roller as you roll back up bringing your arms back up to the starting position.

Repeat!

Remember this is a whole body exercise because it works you from toe to head! Keep focused on grounding your feet, engaged in your abs and opening up your chest. Your legs will work automatically therefore think more about your glutes working for you because they tend

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Stayed tuned for the next post!  We will see what I have in store for you then.

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Until next time, take care and thanks for being here with me.

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