Today we’re going to show you how Pilates can help you get the abs of your dreams.
Want to get abs, but you’re tired of the usual twists? We offer you a set of Pilates exercises that will change your daily exercise routine. Only 15 minutes a day and you look great.
Perform 3 sets of each exercise (10 repetitions each) and in just a couple of weeks you will see your belly tighten and your abs begin to show!
Lie on the floor, bend your knees, and place your arms along your torso. Begin to slowly curl up without pressing your chin against your torso. Lift up until your shoulder blades are off the floor, then pause, take a breath and slowly return to starting position.
Lie on your back and straighten your legs and arms. Raise your straight legs 45 degrees above the floor. Then lift your shoulder blades and begin to “pulse” vigorously with your hands. Inhale and exhale through your nose for 5 seconds. Do 10 sets of 5 seconds each.
Lie on your back and stretch your arms toward the ceiling. Breathe out and curl up, starting with your chin pressed against your chest. When you reach the sitting position, reach your hands to your feet. Again exhale and untwist back, straightening each vertebrae. Do this exercise slowly, without straining or tearing.
Lie on your back, lift your head, neck and shoulders and pull your knees up to your chest, wrapping your arms around your shins. Breathe out and straighten your legs at a 45-degree angle while raising your arms up. Exhale and pull your knees up to your chest. Your shoulders and shoulder blades should be off the floor during the exercise.
Lie on your back with your hands behind your head and your elbows wide apart. Lift your head, neck and shoulders. Your feet should be at 45 degrees above the floor. Bend your left leg at the same time and reach for it with your right elbow. Alternate legs and arms without sinking to the floor.
Sit on the floor and press your knees to your chest. Bend slightly and straighten your legs so that they are 45 degrees above the floor. Keep your back straight. Complete 3 to 5 repetitions and return to the starting position.