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Core Fitness: Improving Pilates Exercises & Sit-Up Technique

Posted Jan 12 2010 8:42am

If you are looking for ways to strengthen your core, and increase abdominal strength for Pilates exercises and sit-ups.  Here is some information that you might find useful to improve your technique and get more out of your Pilates and fitness workouts!

Here’s the question…Are you using more of the fronts of your thighs, or your abs when you’re doing abdominal training exercises like a sit-up, crunch, or curl?  Or on Pilates Mat exercises like the Hundred, Roll Up, Series of 5, or Neck Pull?

Our quadriceps muscles are so used to doing lots of work, gripping to support us, that it can cause the abs to slack off a bit and not have to work quite as hard.  And while our goal might be to do core training to achieve a set of 6-pack abs, or to help keep our lower back injury-free, it’s not going to happen if our legs are doing most of the work on our sit-up exercises!

Check out my series of new core training tips videos on this topic  and discover ways to improve abdominal strength, Pilates exercise technique, and fitness:

Click here to view the embedded video.

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