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Core Support for Better Posture

Low Center vs. High Center: Get Your Core Support Where It Can Serve You Best By finding and focusing on the right segment of your midsection to improve core support you can improve posture, help eliminate aches and pains, and reduce stress for better health. One of the things I spend lots of time on […]

Posted by administrator in Alleviating Pain & Chronic Health Problems, Back Pain.

Core Workout: Incline Bench Abs

This is a fantastic core workout routine to enhance your Pilates training program and improve the strength of your Ab muscles along with helping your back bend better for exercises like the Pilates Roll Up and Neck Pull. You’ll need a decline sit-up bench, or you can use a step aerobics bench and a mat. […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Functional Movement, Pilates, Videos.

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.

Abs vs. Thighs: Maximizing Effective Pilates Ab Work for Core Conditioning – Oblique’s vs. Quads

 Part 6 of 6 in the series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs If you’ve been following the series of articles I’ve written on Abs vs. Thighs for improving Pilates exercise technique and core conditioning, this is the final post in this series of articles on Abs vs. Thighs.  Many people believe their doing effective […]

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

Abs vs. Thighs: Improving Core Strength with Pilates Matwork

The Pilates Double Leg Lift Exercise with a Partner This article is number 5 of 6 in the core strengthening series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs.  Improve your core conditioning, get more effective work from your Abdominal muscles, and help reduce lower back pain with the helpful Pilates training tips in this article to […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates.

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.