Pilates

Pilates exercise of the month – Ab Prep

Benefits

  • Strengthen core, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles .
  • Encourage flexion and movement in the spine.

 

How

Start lying on your back, knees bent, feet flat hip-distance apart. Arms by your side.
Take a breath in and lengthen the back of the neck.
As you breathe out, lift your head, neck, shoulders & arms, look towards your knees.
Breathe in and hold the position.
As you breathe out, slowly return back to the starting position.

 

Focus

Think about sliding your ribs towards your hips as you lift up.
Keep shoulders relaxed.

 

Caution

Remember to keep the back of your neck long by dropping your chin slightly & looking towards your knees to avoid straining your neck.

If you’re new to pilates or any other form or exercise or are injured, ill or elderly please consult your doctor before starting a new exercise regime.

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