Learn the proper execution and biomechanics of the classical Pilates exercise Side Bends so that you reap all the benefits when you incorporate it into your Pilates workout routine. Side Bends is great for shoulder girdle strength and stability as well, but it is important to do it properly! For full length workouts that incorporate Side Bends and other classical Pilates exercises, shop a la carte at www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/shop or choose a subscription options that suits you best when you sign up for our free trial at www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/free-trial
Butterfly 2 is a variation and combination of the original Pilates exercises Roll Over and Teaser. This exercise is very challenging to balance core stability and abdominal strength as well as flexibility so be sure you have mastered Butterfly 1 and your Teaser exercises before attempting Performing this exercise with control with as little momentum as possible is the key to increasing abdominal and core strength
Elbow Scoop Scissors is a variation of the original Pilates mat exercise Scissors. The elbow scoop position helps facilitate a deeper rib to hip connection while creating a safer position strong posterior tilt for those who wish to explore increased range of motion. Be careful not to sink into the shoulders and to maintain a lengthened spine in this position. Youll tone and flatten the abdominal muscles and increase flexibility of the hamstrings.
Double Leg Stretch with Obliques is a variation on the original Pilates exercise Double Leg Stretch. By adding rotation into the classical Pilates exercise you can target the obliques more and shrink your waist This is our 100th podcast so thanks for watching everyone strong
This version of the original Pilates exercise Teaser challenges core strength abdominal endurance and balance. Be careful not to lower the legs too much as this could jeopardize the safety of the lower back. Keep your abdominal muscles pulled flat to the front wall of the spine and don\'t let the abs pop when the legs lower Visit .
The Seal is an original Pilates exercise that increases core strength and balance while delivering a fun exercise The goal of clapping the feet like a seal claps its flippers is to stabilize the torso against the movement of the legs AND increase the time your suspended on each side of the movement by just a second or two to develop ab strength and balance. This is probably our favorite exercise as it always makes clients smile Visit for more info.
The Scissors is an original Pilates exercise that strengthens the abdominal muscles and increases hamstring flexibility. If your hamstrings are tight initially decrease the range of motion so that you can keep your knee straight otherwise your hamstring flexibility won\'t increase as quickly. The Scissors will deliver flatter abs and lean sculpted legs Visit www.ultimatepilatesworkouts.com for training videos and workouts that feature the classical Pilates exercise Scissors.
Open Leg Rocker is a classical Pilates exercise that strengthens the core and improves balance. If you can't do this at first bend the knees slightly throughout or just bend when you roll back and straighten as you return. Don't give up! Long-legged individuals will find this exercise more of a challenge so be patient and keep trying Visit www.ultimatepilatesworkout.com for more info and online Pilates workouts that feature Pilates exercises like Open Leg Rocker.
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