Tuesday, May 06, 2008

More Pilates Moves

This may look easy, but it ain't, especially if you are blessed in the hip area!

1. Hundreds: Lie on your back. Keep your lower abdominal muscles down to keep your
lower back on the floor.

2. Plank Pose: Face the floor. Keep your palms on the floor. Your knees are bent at 90 degrees and on the floor. Now lift them in a plank position while keeping your back straight and your hips aligned with your back. Keep it there for 10 seconds. Repeat five times.

3. Lie on your back. Lift your hips. Keep your feet on the floor and your knees at 90 degrees with your ankles. Exhale and lift your hips. Do five sets of ten repetitions. Now repeat for five sets of ten repetitions., with your right leg straight up, knees unlocked, toes pointed. Do the same with the left leg lifted. Good luck!

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional, such as a physician.

My third book, Pocket Guide to Fitness, is available on www.louizapatsis.com, http://www.authorhouse.com, www.bn.com and http://www.amazon.com. If you look up my name on those Web sites, you will find my other books The Boy in a Wheelchair and Life, Work and Play: Poems and Short Stories.

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