Add this finisher to the end of any work out to blast the core. You can also add it to your warm up to prepare the body for any style workout.
With any core movements you want to pull the bell button in towards the spine. You can all think about pulling your belly button away from your shirt. There are many different philosophies when it comes to Pilates and exercise. I find working with dropping my tailbone down and lifting the lower abs up and in works best for me and helps me activate my core the best. *there are MANY different ways and they all have benefits; for this workout it is best to be in this position.
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There are three different variations and they all take just 5 mins! Scroll though and play Glodilocks to find out which is best for you!
3 rounds. Spend 30 seconds on each movement and 30 seconds of rest between rounds.
- Sit ups; bottom of feet together (butterfly position), lay on the ground and sit up to touch the toes
- Russian Twists; feet off the floor legs tight together, twist side to side touching the floor on either side
- Leg Lifts; lay flat on your back, legs up to the ceiling (making a "L" shape), keeping your low back on the floor lift and lower the legs.
Baby Bear options (less intense):
- Sit ups: Put a weight on your feet or slide your feet under a couch
- Russian Twists: Keep your feet on the ground
- Leg Lifts: only lower your legs a much as you can keeping your back on the floor. Don't worry about depth
- As written above
- Sit ups: hold a weigh at your chest
- Russian Twists: Legs off the floor and with weight
- Leg Lifts: change to Vups