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Arabesque/Bicycle Mashup

This post is sort of an extension of my previous post on Upstretch. Arabesque is a dynamic exercise and one of my favorites because you achieve both strengthening and stretching during the practice of it. Also, the dynamics of the movement provide tons of areas where one’s alignment can go wrong, so there is always a lot to focus on. Bicycle is also one of my favorites simply because it is challenging and can get your heart rate up. For those of you who are familiar with conventional gym exercises, Pilates Bicycle on the reformer, is kind of like a really ramped up mountain climber.