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How to Use a Pilates Ring to Work Your Arms

Posted by Devin McGlynn on 12/4/2012
How to Use a Pilates Ring to Work Your Arms

Many times we use a Pilates ring to work out inner thighs and core more deeply
in Pilates exercises. However, the ring is also great for your arms!

  • Standing or sitting, hold onto the ring at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Bring your arms out in front of your body, and begin to squeeze the ring by pushing your hands towards the middle. Pulse 20 times.
  • Sitting down, with legs straight out in front of you, open the legs so that the ankles are as wide as the mat. Hold on to the top of the ring, engage the abs, and lean forward. Press the ring down so that you are squeezing it against the floor, and repeat 20 times.
  • Finally, standing up or sitting down, bend your elbows. Hold the ring at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock at chest level. With elbows bent out to the sides, squeeze the ring together. Repeat for 20 pulses.


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