Thanks to everyone for coming to the taster and drop-in classes last week. I hope everyone enjoyed the classes. We are looking forward to starting the new term next week. For any new clients just a reminder to bring some brain energy as the first few classes require an element of concentration.
Hand/arm positioning in 4-point kneeling:
Some clients struggle with the hand positioning in Pilates for 4-point kneeling, where they experience pain or discomfort in their hand/wrist/arm. 4-point kneeling exercises include the cat stretch, the swimming exercises, the prep for the plank as well as the plank exercises and push ups too.
If you are suffering from pain when doing this exercise if you would like to discuss it with your instructor and they can examine your technique to ensure that everything is in optimal position and provide you with some tips or exercises to prevent this from happening.
So I have a few pointers to prevent strain in the wrists when doing these exercises or in their shoulders: