What happened to the rest of the abdominal series of 5?

Now, the super keen amongst you may have been confidently awaiting the next in the abdominal series of 5 today, which of course is Scissors, also known as Hamstring Pull.

So what happened there, why are we on #spinestretch already?

Well, #MarchMATness is about Joseph Pilates' ORIGINAL 34 mat exercises, and he didn't give the Scissors / Hamstring Pull, Double Leg Lower and Lift or Crisscross in the original series. I know, you're devastated we're not devoting a day to Crisscross right?!

I believe that it was Romana Kryzanowska who put the 3 additional exercises in here to make what we now know as the series of 5. I've heard she "saw too many poochy bellies" and didn't like them! Now I'm just quoting from my memory there, I'm sure someone will correct me if they disagree.

Joe's names are interesting though, #onelegstretch and #doublelegstretch... perhaps he didn't think of them as primarily abdominal exercises at all... see musings on day 6 #onelegstretch.