Long Stretch

Target Muscles: Latissimus Dorsi, teres major, posterior deltoid, scapulae stabilizers, abdominals, hip extensors and knee extensors

Exercise of the Month - June 2012


Hands on Cross-Bow™, shoulders over wrists, feet up against shoulder rests, in plank position.

Inhale: maintaining plant position, flex the shoulder and push the carriage out 
Exhale: extend the shoulder and pull the carriage in

Note: with the Deluxe Reformer adjust the gear bar and carriage stopper position to increase or decrease the initial tension in the springs. (i.e. gear bar 2 and stopper 2 or 3 to increase the initial tension or gear bar 2 and stopper 1 to decrease the initial tension). Less tension > stability required initially.