Today we practice together a pilates sequence that works on the abs, firming the belly and slimming the waistline. Not only that, the exercises that make up the sequence also help improve posture and increase flexibility, tone the body and reshape it.
You are on your back, raise your bent legs to form a 90° angle with your knees. Raise your head so as to look at the navel. Bend your right knee closer to your chest and at the same time stretch your left leg forward. The hands are resting on the right knee. Change legs. Continue like this 8 times.
And now let's introduce a difficulty. Bring both hands clasped behind your neck as you perform this same exercise, in order to work more on your abs. Go on for 8 times.
We insert now a rotation. Bend your right knee towards your chest as your left leg stretches forward. At the same time, rotate the torso so that the left elbow approaches the right knee. Then bring the torso back to center, keeping both legs bent, forming a 90° angle with the knees. Then bend your left knee closer to your chest, stretch your right leg forward and rotate your torso to the left so that your right elbow approaches the left knee. Continue like this. After a few cycles then increase the speed without passing from the central position.
Return your legs to the ground. Let's now practice the most famous pilates exercise, hundred. Raise your legs until they form a 45° angle with the floor. Raise your head looking at the navel. The arms are stretched out in front of you. Inhale and, as you inhale, perform 5 up and down arm swings. Exhale and, while exhaling, perform another 5 arm swings. Continue like this, repeating this cycle ten times in order to perform 100 arm movements, hundred in fact.