Monday, May 20, 2013

Pilates Abs Workout With a Chair

Hold onto the bottom or seat of the chair with both hands. Lift the left leg straight up to the sky and lower the right leg straight toward the floor. Keep both legs as straight as possible, and make sure the right leg never touches the floor. Inhale and pulse the left leg in toward your head two times, and then switch legs on the exhale. Each time the leg lifts up, it pulses in toward you for a nice hamstring stretch.
Do this 10x each leg.

Hold onto the bottom or seat of the chair with both hands. Bend your knees and bring them in toward your body. Pull your lower abdominals in. Inhale and bring both knees to the left and then extend the legs straight at the diagonal. Squeeze your inner thighs. Then bend both knees and repeat the same move on the right side.
Do this 10x each side.

Hold onto the bottom or seat of the chair. Bring both legs straight up into the sky and scoop into your lower abdominals. Now separate your legs about hip-width apart and make a V shape. Circle the legs out, around, and down toward the floor. At the bottom of the movement, bring the feet together and lift the legs back up to starting position.
Repeat this 5x, then switch directions for a total of 10.

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