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Single Leg Stretch
Lie down on your mat with your arms at your sides. Scoop your abdominal muscles in and up and keep them there throughout these five poses. Bend your knees and bring them to your chest. Lift your head, neck and shoulders. Place your hands on your right knee and extend your left leg out to a 45-degree angle and switch sides. Complete for 10 repetitions on both sides.
Double Leg Stretch
From the previous pose, keep your head and shoulders lifted. If you’re new to Pilates and still building strength, you can rest your neck between poses. If you want a challenge, keep your head, neck and shoulders lifted throughout these five exercises. Curl both legs in and lightly place your hands on your knees. Inhale and extend arms and legs in opposite directions. Exhale and return to the starting position. Complete for 10 repetitions.
Keep your head and shoulders lifted. Extend both legs to the ceiling and reach up as far as you can on your right leg. Pull it in for two short pulses and then switch legs. Be sure to climb up your leg and not pull it towards you as you complete 10 repetitions.
Keep your head lifted, bring your knees to your chest. Extend your left leg out to 45-degree angle and twist towards the bent right knee. Switch sides. Aim for 10 repetitions on both sides and be sure to keep your shoulder blades off the mat.
From Criss Cross, keep your head up and place your hands at the base of your neck. Extend both legs up to the ceiling. Slowly lower legs to a 45-degree angle. Then, return legs to a 90-degree angle. Aim for 10 repetitions.
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- Easy-to-read, step-by-step instructions
- More than 50 color illustrations
- Challenging belly-flattening routine
- Guidance on proper Pilates form
- Helpful beginner modifications
- Challenging progressions as you advance in your practice
- Practice tips for creating a Pilates studio in your home
- Pilates Glossary
The information in this guide allows you to learn at your own pace, practice comfortably in your home, tailor the poses to your individual needs, enjoy the many benefits that come from Pilates including a flat belly! Buy it today. What do you have to lose except for the hard-to-lose body fat? Who wants to keep that anyway?