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Advanced Pilates Exercises : The Hamstring Pull 3 Pilates Exercise

The next exercise is hamstring pull three. It is similar to hamstring pull two in that your arms will be up and your hands clasped behind your head. And we’ll be incorporating the lateral rotation that we worked on for chest lift with rotation. So, hands behind the head, legs up. Inhale, exhale to curl […]

Advanced Pilates Exercises : The Neck Pull Pilates Exercise

The next exercise is called Neck Pull. It’s similar to Roll Up, but there are a few differences. To begin, you’ll be lying out flat and your arms are going to be out with your hands clasped behind your head. Check into your ribs to make sure they are relaxed, and your feet are pointed. […]

Advanced Pilates Exercises : Advanced Pilates Exercises: Leg Pull Front

This advanced pilates exercise is called the leg pull front because we are going to be facing front really working the hamstrings, the gluts, the core and everything so come on down to a prone position. Your hands are directly underneath your shoulders and you want to lift your knees up off the mat and […]

Pilates Warm-Up Exercises : The Leg Change Pilates Exercise

So the next exercise is similar to the single leg lift. Now we will alternate legs. So, take a nice inhale through the sides of the ribs feeling the back of the ribs on the mat still. Exhale, take one leg up. Inhale, and as you drop it down to the floor, just pick the […]

Intermediate Pilates Exercises : The Pilates Teaser Preparation

The next exercise is called teaser prep. It’s an excellent exercise for abdominal control and for back extensor strength. And will prepare you for teasers one, two and three, which we’ll work on in the following sections. The beginning position is here with your knees bent and your arms out. On the exhale, roll down […]

Advanced Pilates Exercises : Advanced Pilates Exercises: Teaser 3

This advanced pilates exercise is called Teaser 3. Now as you recall Teaser 1 you moved your torso to your legs and in Teaser 2 you moved your legs away from the torso and now we are going to combine the two for Teaser 3 moving both body parts away from each other and then […]

Pilates Warm-Up Exercises : The Pilates Hamstring Stretch

The next thing that we are going to do is we are going to do a hamstring stretch. It may not be an exciting glamorous movement but it is very important. If you don’t have flexible hamstrings, your are much more likely to hurt yourself and it will be harder to progress throughout the pilate’s […]

Pilates Warm-Up Exercises : The Single Leg Lift Pilates Exercise

The next exercise is called single leg lift. So, inhale and on the exhale just gently float one leg up to table top position. Inhale here and exhale gently float it back down to the floor. The idea is that the contraction in your lower abs is so strong that it’s not about the hip […]