Joseph Pilates was a serious man who was serious about his exercise. This week’s Weekend Workout! is a doozie! If you read my previous article on Joseph Pilates, you know that he had a very specific sequence for mat work. There were no variations–ever.
However, since Weekend Workout! is a 20-30 minute Pilates and yoga inspired workout, I’ve seriously edited his mat routine. I’m not exactly sure how long one of his classes would last, but I can guarantee it was longer than 20-30 minutes. In our workout today, we will be doing The Hundred through Rocker with Open Legs, Swimming, and Push ups.
Here is the full sequence. (Thanks to verywell.com.) The links are to articles I wrote about how to do those exercises. As time goes on, I hope to have all of the exercises explained, so make sure to check my Exercises tab from my home page to make sure you have everything covered.
If you do not know how to do the highlighted exercises, take a moment or two to learn or refresh your memory. Like I said, Joseph Pilates didn’t joke around, so the exercises are pretty intense, especially when done quickly.
|One Leg Circle|
|Rolling Back (rolling like a ball)|
|One Leg Stretch|
|Double Leg Stretch|
|Rocker with Open Legs|
|One Leg Kick|
|Double Leg Kick|
|Leg Pull – Front|
|Side Kick Kneeling|
If you are recovering from injury or have hip flexors that grip or tend to be overactive, I suggest you sit this one out and pick a different video to do.
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Classic Pilates video
Here’s this week’s video! Enjoy!