Yeah, that’s one that’s hard to find. Here’s how I do it, though you can lower your legs to a lower angle for a harder version.Comments
I’ve never done Pilates with a video, but Gaiam has produced a number of Pilates DVDs that look promising.Comments
A strong core is essential for endurance, breathing, balance and flexibility to get the most out of your running sessions. And this is where Pilates for runners comes in.
Pilates for runners!
If you have taken a pilates class, then you are very familiar with the 100’s.
Try incorporating the 100’s into your ab routine today!
Goal: To warm up the body by coordinating breath with movement.
How to perform:
- 1. Lie face up with legs to table top position at a 90 degree angle
- 2. Peel head & shoulders off mat, keeping abs pulled in
- 3. Lengthen legs out to 45 degrees (only if you can maintain a connection with your abdominals while not allowing back to arch) keeping inner thighs together and abs drawing in
- 4. Pump hands up and down counting with each breath. Inhale 5 counts & exhale 5 counts until you hit 100
Tips: Keep your knees bent to table top until you are strong enough to maintain connection with abdominals on the mat.
Add Intensity: By adding a small ball or pilates ring between the ankles.
Double Leg Pull // Really working on keeping my core stable and planted and just moving my arms and legs out and away! I love this move since it engages your entire body.
The stretchy parts of last night’s practice. The backbend picture(s) shows you how utterly inflexible I am in that regard! Both my shoulders and back are stiff as boards right now, but they’re getting better!
feels good to be back👌 #pilates #exercise #back #for #2013