Learn More About Pilates Chair with Ring
Pilates Chair With Ring was designed by Edye Fisher-Discount. The entire routine is performed while seated in a chair. The Pilates ring provides resistance while pressing the foam handles together, apart, or against another body part. It is so simple and yet so effective.
Combining correct breathing technique and resistance with the ring creates muscle strength in the core and entire body. The ring is easy to carry anywhere.
Jason Castonguay composed a delightful music track which supports the voice of Debbie Hazelton as she describes every position for you.
You may purchase a ring here or find one in most stores where fitness equipment is sold.
Fitness Descriptions Provide More Detail
These detailed fitness descriptions are in addition to our audio programs. They explain in more detail the exercise movement, as well as modification, in both audio and text format. They were created by a blind exercise advocate to make the exercises easier to understand and provide a more in depth workout experience. Below is just a sample of a few movements in this workout program. Fitness descriptions are included with every workout.
1 - Introduction, 2 - Correct Pilates Breath, 3 - About the Ring, 4 - Double Arm Press Out, 5 - Double Arm Squeeze In, 6 - Biceps Press, 7 - Triceps Press, 8 - Hamstring Stretch and Strengthen, 9 - Outer Thigh Press, 10 - Inner Thigh Squeeze, 11 - Abdominal Press, 12 - Oblique Press, 13 - Final Thoughts
Sample Exercise Descriptions
3 - About the Ring
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Text Description:The Pilates ring carried by BlindAlive is a 15-inch ring. You do not have to have a ring this size. If you have a smaller ring, this will work as well. The ring BlindAlive carries is a good option because the foam on the ring is large, easy to work with, and stable on the ring. The ring is rigid, and has two foam hand grips, one on each side. You will use these to orient yourself. The springiness of the ring will allow you to press in or out, creating resistance and strengthening muscles. You will be able to gain quite a lot of strength with the ring, since you can use it for several different kinds of moves.
5 - Double Arm Squeeze In
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Text Description:This exercise works on the insides of your arms, your pectoralis muscles, and your core muscles. Sit tall, as always, with your shoulders back and down. Again, rest the ring vertically on your thighs. The idea this time is to press in, so put the palms of your hands on the foam, on the outside of the ring. You do not grip the foam with your fingers or thumbs. Just keep your fingers straight out, and your thumbs close to your index fingers. Keep your wrists and elbows strong, but do not lock your elbows. Take a deep breath in through your nose. As you exhale, press your hands toward one another, pulsing them for a count of eight, and squeezing the ring so it bends slightly. This will help with coordination, lung capacity, and core muscle strength. It is not only good for your body, but for your brain as well.
9 - Outer Thigh Press
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Text Description:Put both feet inside the ring. Position the ring just above your knees. Sit tall, as we work the abductors, the outer thighs. Sit tall, and inhale, feeling your ribs, your abdomen, and your lungs expand. If you need to stabilize the ring with your hands, remember to keep your back straight and bend at the hips. As you do a Pilates breath out, press your thighs out for a count of eight as you make your core smaller and tighter. Remember to take a small break if you feel dizzy. If you are unable to breathe out for the entire count of eight, you can build up to this as your lung capacity increases.