Double leg stretch
Double leg stretch is a great workout for abs and for the so called powerhouse, a pivotal concept in pilates that indicates all the muscles connected with the torso. The exercise that we’ll see today helps get a flat belly and improves stability and coordination.
You are on your back. Lift the legs and bend the knees. Lift also the head and look towards the navel. The arms are stretched forwards.
Inhale, reach arms and legs in opposite directions. During this movement your abs are contracted in order to keep the back on the floor, don’t bend or lift it!
Exhale, return to the initial pose. Go on in this way for ten times. Remember that the torso should remain still while arms and legs move.