Rolling Like a Ball is another staple in the classical Pilates repertoire, and it is excellent for increasing abdominal strength as well as control. Learn how to do Pilates rolling like a ball correctly here, and then see it in action in one of our streaming online Pilates workouts. 14 day free trial: www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/free-trial. Or, download a Pilates DVD online at www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/shop
Not a day goes by in which we do not rotate, whether we are consciously thinking about rotating or not. The classical Pilates exercise Spine Twist reinforces excellent habits in rotation to keep the muscles around the spinal column both strong and flexible as we move through daily life. It may seem like a simple exercise, but it is worth its weight in gold! For full workouts including many Pilates gems such as Spine Twist, join www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com. Explore subscription options with our free trial (www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/free-trial) or simply download online Pilates DVD's a la carte at www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/shop
Many Pilates exercises involve what we call a "long plank" position, but achieving the proper position in the long plank is absolutely essential. Doing planks correctly from square one will make your abs flatter, and, more importantly, strengthen your core and protect your lower back. For lots of full workouts that feature planks and other Pilates goodies, log on to www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com and either join us for a free trial (www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/free-trial), or shop a la carte at www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/shop
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Expand your side lying repertoire with this Pilates inspired exercise in the Corps Physique series. While lying on your side, maintain the body in one long line and then scissor the legs forward and back, equidistant from one another. The trick is to keep the torso stable (use your core!) and prevent rotation forward or back. For full length workouts, give a subscription at UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com a try with our free trial: www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/free-trial! OR, download an online Pilates DVD for a fraction of the cost of what you would pay retail: www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/shop
The Roll Up is a classical Pilates exercise that is a staple in most tried and true Pilates classes. But note! It is not only a test of abdominal strength, but of spinal flexibility and hip flexor strength as well... if you are lacking in either of these areas, then the Roll Up will be extremely challenging. But we can help you with that! Join www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com for a two week free trial and explore many other mat workouts and exercises that will increase both your strength and spinal flexibility. Check out our free trial at www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/free-trial.