Spring is here! Well, kind of…. It has been a bit chilly, but you never know when you might have to throw on your bikini and hit the beach, so you might as well start toning up your sweet little waistline…
Or better yet, tone up that sweet little waistline, AND eliminate some of that back pain!
This Advanced Ab Series, a.k.a. Pilates 5 Series, is a wonderful way to get your blood flowing, strengthen ALL of your abdominal muscles and stabilize your spine! You will continue to learn to differentiate movement between your hip joints from your spinal and pelvic joints, which is essential for a healthy spine. Enjoy!
Please note: If you are experiencing low back pain or have an acute injury, please consult with a doctor or physiotherapist prior to performing this sequence. It may also help to go over some of this work with a private instructor. If you have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, please keep the head down, eliminating the chest lift (Cervical & Thoracic flexion) and do not perform the roll down or roll up (full spinal flexion). (You may also place a pillow or book under the head if the neck is tight and chin is higher than your nose while lying down.)
- Engaging Your Abs…Properly (beyondthemethod.wordpress.com)
- Engaging Your Abs (Continued!) (beyondthemethod.wordpress.com)
- Anatomy of the Human Spine (pilatesintegration.wordpress.com)