Are you tired of doing the same old crunches and planks every day? Do you want to spice up your core workouts and see some serious results? Look no further than Pilates! These 10 Pilates moves will target your abs, obliques, and lower back like never before. Get ready to feel the burn and see a killer core in no time!
1. The Hundred: This classic Pilates move involves pumping your arms while holding a crunch position. It targets your entire core and gets your heart pumping.
2. Single Leg Stretch: Lie on your back with one leg extended and the other knee pulled into your chest. Switch legs, engaging your abs to lift your head and shoulders off the ground.
3. Double Leg Stretch: Similar to the single leg stretch, but with both legs extended. Curl your head and shoulders off the ground as you bring your arms around your shins.
4. Criss-Cross: Lie on your back with your hands behind your head and your knees bent. Twist your torso, bringing your elbow to the opposite knee. Switch sides and repeat.
5. Roll Up: Sit with your legs extended in front of you and your arms reaching towards your toes. Slowly roll down to the ground, engaging your abs to control the movement.
6. Teaser: Start seated with your knees bent and your arms reaching towards your toes. Lift your feet off the ground and roll back onto your shoulders, then lift back up into a seated position.
7. Side Plank: Start in a traditional plank position, then shift your weight onto one hand and rotate your body towards the ceiling. Hold for 30 seconds and switch sides.
8. Swimming: Lie on your stomach with your arms and legs extended. Lift your limbs off the ground and alternate kicking your legs and reaching your arms forward.
9. Saw: Sit with your legs extended and your arms reaching out to the sides. Twist your torso and reach your opposite hand towards your opposite foot. Repeat on the other side.
10. Leg Pull: Start in a plank position with your hands and feet on the ground. Lift one leg off the ground and hold for 10 seconds, then switch sides.
Incorporate these 10 Pilates moves into your core workouts and watch as your abs become stronger and more defined. Say goodbye to boring crunches and hello to a killer core!