Short on time? Master this no-equipment Pilates pose for a full-body workout. You'll love how little time it takes to build strength, improve flexibility and flatten your abs with just this one move!
From a standing position with your feet hip distance apart, fold forward from the hips into a full forward bend and place your hands on the floor. Bend your knees, if necessary, to place your hands on the floor. Walk your hands out to a plank position. Check to make sure that your hands are directly under your shoulders so that they are close to your body.
Keep your neck in line with the rest of your spine, glide your shoulder blades down your back and pull in your powerhouse. Inhale and lower for a Pilates pushup. Be sure that your arms remain alongside your body and your elbows point towards your feet, not out to your sides. Exhale and return to the plank position. Complete two more pushups.
Walk your hands back towards your feet and slowly roll up to a standing position. That's one rep. Complete three reps. Finish this pose by rolling your shoulders back and standing tall.
Like this pose? Try the Pilates Plank Challenge! This mini class will quickly build strength in your upper body, arms, shoulders and core.