Pull Strap and T
by Amanda Turner
This month I wanted to review Pull Strap and T on the Reformer. They are considered Intermediate level exercises and they are in the first few that you would begin to layer into your Reformer repertoire. They focus on extension of the spine, and it feels so good to open the chest and stretch the abdominals!
The Long Box is placed on the Reformer, long way, in front of the shoulder blocks. One spring on. You’ll lie on your stomach with your legs over the springs, shoulders in line with the shoulder blocks, and your head over the head rest.
Grab your leather straps, walking your hands up the leather, handles will go to the outside of the frame, knuckles to the outside of the frame, squeeze your glutes, legs together, head drops down as if your forehead could touch the box.
Slide your hands to the beginning of the leather with your fists out wide, in line with your shoulders. Head is in line with the spine, eyes looking at the headrest.
Exercises to help you prepare for Pull Strap and T:
Practicing Pull Strap and T lying on box using 1 pound hand weights
Swan on the Mat
Swan on the Ladder Barrel
Chest Expansion in the Standing Arm Weight Series