The Pilates technique focuses on improving strength, flexibility and posture. In this routine you will get long, lean muscles, better balance and incredible abdominals.
Great results are guaranteed with this routine if you:
1. Stick with it - Complete this workout 3-5 days per week for the best slimming and strengthening results. The whole routine only takes about 10-15 minutes and you can take the weekend off!
2. Step it up gradually - If you've never done Pilates, do most of the moves 6-8 times. As you become stronger, add reps to keep your muscles challenged. Your ultimate goal is 12 reps per move with perfect form. (except for ceiling presses, your goal is 20 reps).
3. Focus on form - While doing these exercises, concentrate on pulling your belly button in and up toward your ribs, not down toward your tailbone. This will ensure that you're engaging the deep abdominal muscles, which when strengthened, will flatten your middle, improve your posture and help prevent back pain.
4. Combine with a Cardio Program - Pilates ia first-rate strength and flexibility program, but don't neglect heart-raising activities that burn calories and improve your cardiovascular system. Walk, run, swim or dance 3-5 times per week in addition to this routine for ultimate benefits.