Are you looking for a Pilates exercise to add to your Pilates or other workout routine? Do you want to improve the flexibility and strength of your spine? The thread the needle exercise is a fantastic rotational exercise that helps to strengthen and increase flexibility of the spine!
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS EXERCISE
A Water Bottle (Preferably a glass water bottle.)
Maybe a Sports Towel
THREAD THE NEEDLE EXERCISE FOR A STRONG AND FLEXIBLE SPINE – YOUTUBE VIDEO
Watch and work out to Thread the Needle Exercise for a Strong and Flexible Spine YouTube video!
Follow along with me to complete one set of this exercise. Repeat this video to do more sets. Challenge yourself further by performing the entire video three to four times for a total of 3-4 sets.
WHAT I’M WEARING
Sports Bra: Nike (Color: Coral) (on sale under $40!)
Stud Earrings: Nadri
MORE EXERCISES THAT EMPHASIZE THE SPINE
MORE EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON ROTATION
ADD PILATES INTO YOUR WORKOUT
I enjoy doing this exercise near or at the beginning of a Pilates and strength workout. I love the feeling of this exercise, and it sets up my body perfectly for the rest of the workout.
This is a Pilates exercise that also is seen in the yoga and strength workouts in similar and sometimes different variations. Pilates is great to add into your day or any workout. You can roll out of bed and do this exercise, do the exercise on a break in the middle of the day, or even do the exercise right before bed. You can try adding it to the beginning of a workout to mobilize your body and prepare your body for the rest of the workout. Or incorporate the exercise in the middle in between sets or even at the end of a workout as a part of your cool-down.
Have you tried the thread the needle exercise?
What other exercises would you like me to create exercise tutorials for? Are there certain areas of the body you would like more exercises on?
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