Active people sometimes fall into a pattern of one or two physical exercise routines that they feel work for them. Whether you practice yoga daily, are a once-a-week runner, or are a cross-country skier, introducing Pilates into your workout schedule can have major positive effects on your body and your mind. If you’re new to Pilates, try this comprehensive core-strengthening series of exercises designed to activate central muscles in the abdominal region.
The following is a series of five exercises that work the entirety of the abdominal wall, including the transverse abdominis and obliques. These exercises are meant to be done one after another, building intense stamina in the core. This series can be included at any point during your exercise routine.
Curl head, neck and shoulders off the mat, pull one knee into your chest extend the opposite leg.ShareTweetPlusPinSwitch to the other side and repeat 20 times.ShareTweetPlusPin
Double Leg Stretch
Curl head, neck, and shoulders off the mat. Hold onto your shins and pull legs into chest.