Pilates workouts are all about controlled and isolated movements. Isolation is the key to muscle building both on the surface and deep within the muscle tissue. Where quick and fast movements are typical in cardio-burning and muscle-building workouts, pilates works minor muscles that promote stability, increased core strength, flexibility, and lean muscle building. All pilates exercises support core-building, so if you Want Killer Abs? Try this Pilates Workout.
This pilates workout offers five exercises that will hit your abs from all angles. You’ll lift, crunch, and twist your entire midsection to build the abs of your dreams. Remember, the goal isn’t to complete the exercises as fast as possible; instead, you’ll need to focus on breathing and movements in order to truly isolate and burn your abs.
Want Killer Abs? Try this Pilates Workout
What to Do: Follow the workout below based on your fitness level. For single leg exercises, complete the reps on both legs before moving on. Perform this workout at least four times a week.
What You’ll Need: A yoga mat and an interval timer (available on most phones).
Beginner Workout: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, resting for 10 seconds in between each exercise. Complete three rounds, resting for one minute in between each round.
Intermediate Workout: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, resting 20 seconds in between each exercise. Complete three rounds, resting for 30 seconds in between each round.
Advanced Workout: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds with no rest in between each exercise. Complete four rounds, resting for 30 seconds in between each round.
- Double Leg Stretch
- The Hundred
- Plank with Leg Lift
- Plank Rock
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Double Leg Stretch
Plank with Leg Lift
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