Day 11 of March Matness: Saw

saw

The Saw is a unique exercise because it combines so many elements of Pilates, such as rotation, spinal articulation, opposition, breathing and flexion.

Benefits of the Saw:

  • Targets spinal rotators such as external and internal obliques
  • Stretches spine in rotation
  • Strengthens abdominals

How to do the Saw:

  • Sit tall with the legs about shoulder width
  • Sit tall, lifting out of the hips with the arms out into a T
  • Inhale and twist the spine to the right and curl forward
  • Exhale and reach your pinky finger past your pinky toe
  • Pull the waist back as you reach
  • Inhale and roll up stacking the spine

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