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Core Training Exercise: The Tabletop Prop – Help Strengthen the Abs and Relax the Thighs

Core Training Exercise: The Tabletop Prop Simple Exercise Strategies To Strengthen the Abs and Relax the Thighs I often see people in the gym doing sit ups thinking that they are working hard to develop the strength of their abdominal muscles, but their thigh muscles (Quads) are the ones doing most of the work! Here’s […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Core Conditioning Exercise Tips To Improve Pilates Exercise Technique

Abs vs. Thighs: The Pilates Hundred Exercise with Feet in Straps or Leg Springs This article is PART 4 OF 6 – in the series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs. To effectively work the Abdominals for core conditioning it is optimal to target the core when the Quadriceps muscles are relaxed. To help get […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Abs vs. Thighs: For Effective Core Conditioning – Strengthen the Hamstrings & Glutes

Lots of people focus time during their workouts on improving core conditioning with abdominal exercises. But when the initiation to do the work for a sit-up exercise starts with the hip flexors and Quads, it limits the ability to move freely for functional movement and full range of motion.  Plus, while the abs might fatigue […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Abs vs. Thighs: Preparatory Exercises to Help Find the Abs & Relax the Hip Flexors for Effective Core Strengthening

***This article is the 2nd in a series of Abs vs. Thighs to improve core strengthening.  Click on the link, If you missed the first article “Abs vs. Thighs: Which Muscles Are Really Working To Strengthen Your Core”to start at the beginning of this series for all the details! Use this easy preparatory Pilates exercise […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Abs vs. Thighs: Which Muscles Are Really Working To Strengthen Your Core?

This article is part 1 of a 6-part series with tips to improve Pilates technique, increase effective Abdominal Strength, reduce overuse of gripping hip flexors, and improve functional mobility of the spine, pelvis, and legs. When you do a sit-up,  Pilates Roll Up, Neck Pull, or Teaser, or even during the Ab Series of 5 […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Pilates Matwork Fitness Tips: For The One Leg Circle Exercise

How to Hold the Hips Still On the One Leg Circle Exercise in Pilates Matwork Use these helpful Pilates Fitness Tips to improve your exercise technique for the Pilates One Leg Circle exercise in Matwork.  There are quite a few different variations and modifications for each of the Pilates Exercises.  Any change to an exercise […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

5 Quick Pilates Training Tips To Improve Ab Strength and Increase Back Flexibility for the Roll Up Exercise in Pilates Matwork

It seems that many Pilates students struggle with doing a great Roll Up during their Mat workouts. Whether you’re a brand new beginner, or have been doing Pilates for years, coordinating the timing, breath, ab muscles working, and back releasing all at the right time for an easy, smooth Roll Up can be a challenge, […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates.

Core Strength-Pilates Exercise Video for Abdominals: Little Pulses

Having great core strength means that you’ve got a balance between strong abs and a flexible back allowing you to move easily through each exercise during your Pilates workouts.  A while ago I posted an article on my blog about improving abdominal strength and spine articulation with the benefits of adding pulsing to Pilates exercises.  […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Core Fitness: Improving Pilates Exercises & Sit-Up Technique

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 […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.