Pilates Sit-Up

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Pilates Sit-Up ALL workout by brooke griffin skinnymom

Move Targets: Abdominal muscles


Step-By-Step:

Step 1: Lie down, chest up, on your mat. Extend your legs with your toes pointing up and extend your arms over your head so they are even with your shoulders.

Pilates-Sit-Up_RESIZED-1Step 2: Raise your head, shoulders and upper body toward the ceiling. Keep your body in as much of a straight line as you can. Avoid arching your back. Lead with your chest, not your head. Your upper body should move as a unit. Your arms should remain straight in front of your shoulders as you sit up to a 90 degree angle. Pause at the top seated position.

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Step 3: Slowly lower back down, curling your back towards the floor, taking it vertebrae by vertebrae. Once your back is flat, return your arms to the floor behind your head. That is one repetition. Do as many sit-ups as you can in 60 seconds without losing the proper form.

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Equipment:

Yoga mat