Weekly Challenge

A Pilates routine is not complete without the Pilates Hundred.  I like to include the ball in the sessions to keep the lower body still.

 

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Pilates Hundred with a ball

 

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Lie on your back with legs in table top position keep your shins parallel and curl up keeping your shoulders away from your ears. Pump your arms inhale for 5 breaths and exhale for 5.

Keep your abs engaged and keep your eyes on your thighs.

Have a great week.

 

Weekly Challenges

The weekly challenges/exercises I normally post on Facebook will now be posted here on the blog.  This week we will be performing the Bridge.  The goal is 2 sets of 10 repetitions. Perform this exercise slow and controlled and as always breathe.

The Bridge not only works your gluteus muscles and your hamstrings but it is also a great core and spinal stabilizer.

 

 

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  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, hip distance apart and your arms by your side, palms down.
  2. Inhale to prepare
  3. Exhale, keeping your torso in one flat piece, press your feet into the mat and squeeze your butt as you lift your hips up and off the mat. Your body should make a straight line from your shoulder to your knee (There should be no pressure on your neck).
  4. Inhale here holding the Bridge position for 10-20 seconds.
  5. Exhale and lower to the mat.
  6. Repeat

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