We have detected that you do not have web browser cookies enabled. Cookies are required in order to add items to your shopping cart and place an order. Please enable cookies if you wish to shop on merrithew.com. Thank you.
Merrithew logo

Got a question? Get the answer!

Q. I ordered the Bean Bag because I am actually suffering from tennis elbow myself. How can I incorporate this piece into my program/workout?

A. The piece of equipment is a weighted bean bag attached to a rope and small pole. The client/exerciser starts with the rope wound up around the pole so that the bean bag is starting against the pole. While in a standing position, the client holds the pole so that it’s horizontal to the floor, and positions the hands on the pole so that the rope and bag are between the hands. The palms should face down. Elbows can be flexed or extended. Slowly unwind the rope around the pole by flexing the wrist joint (ensure that the pole doesn't simply spin in your palm) until you have unraveled the rope. The above exercise and movement pattern emphasizes eccentric work through the wrist extensors which is the recommended contraction and movement used in the rehabilitation of tennis elbow. With all exercise programs please ensure that you have the appropriate medical advice before commencing.

Bean Bag
Need Advice on Mindful Movement? Challenge our panel of experts with any question you may have on Pilates or other forms of mindful movement and we’ll respond accordingly.  
Ask the expert and your question may be featured in next month’s newsletter!
Sarah Jarvis

Sarah Jarvis

Program Coordinator, Education and Lead Instructor Trainer