A Strong and Sexy Holiday Season
2 Pilates moves to keep you going all season long
With the holiday season drawing to a close, special care will need to be taken to make sure those abs of yours stay strong and sexy instead of turning into a bowl full of jelly.
Cocktails, appetizers, cookies, and snacks can lead to an exercise slump if you don’t have a plan in place. Instead of trying to stick to a crazy, intense, overwhelming workout plan this busy season, take a more balanced approach by incorporating a few tried and true Pilates exercises into your daily routine.
The Pilates Plank:
Get set up by starting on hands and knees. Align your shoulders over your wrists and your hips over your knees. Stabilize your shoulders and extend one leg at a time into the plank position.
As you hold the plank, draw your belly button in toward your spine and picture lengthening your body from head to heel. You should feel energy in every part of your long, lean body. Hold for one minute…longer if you can!
The Pilates Side Plank:
Begin by sitting on your side with your legs folded next to you, top foot in front of your bottom foot. Place your hand a few inches out from your shoulder, stabilize your shoulder joint, and lift into the side plank. Keep your abs drawn in and your head in line with your spine. Hold for 30-60 seconds.
Incorporate these two full-body exercises into your routine on a daily basis and you’ll begin to see results in just weeks.
Posted on December 28, 2012 in Fitness