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As requested, here are some resistance band exercises that can mimic the work of the Reformer, to an extent. Use your familiarity with my cues (Neutral Spine! Pelvic Floor! Shoulder Blades!) and your imagination to help bring these to life. Have fun! (Hover over the photo for a cue.)
A series like the opening leg presses, or footstraps too:
More moves like footstraps:
Here are some like single legs, from the bar or in footstraps, in parallel:
Even when I'm on vacation?? Well, OK!
Turns out I can't figure out how to actually repost an old entry on this blog. But, what I CAN do, is give you a link:
I put this together a few years ago when I went out of town, so no heckling about the longer hair, got it? It's a little mat Pilates routine that should feel familiar, I tried to mimic the Reformer moves.
Hopefully I get another post like this up this week, using resistance bands to mimic the Reformer even more closely, so check back!
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