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

You want to skip this if you are in any acute pain in your shoulder or neck.

Okay, we’re going to do a simple tricep press. We’ll be be working the back of the arms and opening up the chest. You’re welcome to use a chair at home but I will be using the Cadillac as my example.

I’m going to place my hands at the edge of the Cadillac, take my bum off the Cadillac, make sure that I’m staying neutral with my spine, so I’m not tucking my bum, and I’m keeping my shoulders open, but I’m not flaring through the ribs to do that.

I’m keeping my abs engaged and lengthening through the crown of my head, and I’m going to go into my dips. Making sure that I’m not letting my shoulders come up to my ears, so keeping the shoulders open but without flaring through the ribs and the bum neutral.

Extend your legs out for more of a challenge.  Remember to keep reaching through the crown of the head,  abs engaged,  spine neutral,  shoulders open, and away from the ears.

Yup, I’m already feeling the burn, so I’m going to go ahead and rest. Maybe I’ll do another set, or maybe I won’t. Burn is good but you want to make sure you don’t stress out the muscles too much. Soreness is good for a few hours but not a few days!

Most of my clients who want to improve their posture, strengthen their arms and upper back will get this exerise for homework because it’s simple and effective.

Have fun with that!

Let me know if you have something in particular you want me to address. I take requests! What do you want me to show you? What’s been bugging you lately? Do you want help with something specific? I want to know what you are looking for.

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

Until then; Enjoy life, have fun and make it a great day!

Email me at pilates@thebodygallery.com for more information. I’m happy to help.

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