Desk based Pilates

In our last blog we mentioned the corporate work we have been doing offering employees Yoga and Pilates in their workplace. In this blog we are giving you the Pilates based exercises we have been doing with bands at their desks. If you want to check out the Yoga based stretches in the last blog click here.

Desk based resistance band exercises

Dumbwaiter holding band between thumb and first finger with palms to the ceiling. Tuck elbows into the side of body and pull the band wide by squeezing the shoulder blades.

Lateral raises stand on the end of the band holding the other end band in one hand at the side of the body. Raise hand holding the band out to shoulder height.

Anterior raises hold the ends of the band in each hand. Stand on the middle of the band and raise arms in front to shoulder height.

Tricep extensions hold one end of the band and bring the arm up by the ear, bend at the elbow so the band drops down the back. Take hold of the band by your lower back and straighten the arm by your ear.

Diagonal pull and twist One end of the band under your foot, take the other end of the band in the opposite hand. Pull the band up to the ceiling on a diagonal twisting the upper body  as you pull.

Bicep curls holding the ends of the bands in each hand, stand on the middle of the band, elbows tucked into the side of the body, bend the elbows to pull the band up.

Leg extensions tie the band in a loop. Put one foot inside and one chair leg, straighten the leg that the band is around.

Outer thighs band in a loop around both knees, take the legs wide apart.

Give them a go and let us know how you get on.

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