I got creative - with the help of my wonderful partner John - who rigged this homemade TRX for me. Like many of you, I also don't have any access to equipment right now. That’s why I'm really excited to be able to do a few exercises like Push-Ups, Pull-Ups, Breathing (the one on the Trapeze Table), Bridging and a Teaser, of course.
He mounted hooks on the ceiling and used rope. Then, I attached an ELEMENTS Loop and Roll to it. It might not be pretty, but it works like a charm.
I like ELEMENTS straps. First, they're really nice quality, very well made, and super soft. I like the cheerful, fresh, pink color. But the best part is that they have a loop and the handle integrated into each other. On the Reformer, if you want to switch from a loop to a handle, it takes a bit of time and can disrupt the flow of the session. With the integration of the handle into the loop, you can switch immediately without delay. That’s pretty smart, don’t you think?
I decided to use my time #athome to cross-train with Pull-ups, Push-ups, lunges, running and a bit of tennis. For many people, Pilates is the method they use to cross-train. For me, it’s the other way around.
Check out my:
- Inline Push-ups, wide and narrow (since the ropes are not stable this is more challenging for all the joint)
- Pull-ups in Upward Table
- Breathing (lifting the arms in the air makes the exercise less stable which requires more core stability)
- Bridge (with Leg Presses, double and single) with heels or feet in the loops
Can you think of other pulling movements in the Pilates repertoire? Let me know in the comments.