4 Pilates Upper Body Exercises for Back, Shoulders and Arms

pay attention to your body.

Hi, everyone!

Today, we’re going to be doing upper body exercises so we can improve our posture. Did you know that slouching can lead to neck and back pain, reduce your flexibility, and even more profoundly, decrease your oxygen flow to your muscles?

There are deep-rooted benefits from having proper posture. It optimizes our breathing by opening up our chest cavity, and breathing is our body’s natural way of relaxing us, and that can improve our mood and our energy levels.

I’ve chosen these four exercises because you don’t need much experience to do them, and each exercise targets the back, shoulders, and arms. Plus, I’ve included a great stretch, because it’s just as important to work on your flexibility as it is to work on your strength.

Now, it’s important to pay attention to how your body responds to each exercise. These upper body exercises should be helping you feel better. It’s fine if you feel that you’re in a little bit of pain or sore for a few hours after doing these exercises, but if you feel in pain and sore for days afterward, then you’re probably pushing yourself too far. Make sure that you honor your body and you move at the pace that continues to help you feel good. You don’t want to push through any pain. If you’re experiencing pain, it’s possible that some of the exercises aren’t right for you, specifically. So again, this is important. You want to pay attention to how your body responds.

Flight

Quadruped w/ Shoulder Circles

Scapular Push Up

Cat/Cow

I hope you enjoyed these exercises and receive the deep-rooted benefits by doing them. Until next time, take care, and thanks for being here with me. Bye, for now.

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