Tone Up Your Abs

Use these core-stabilizing exercises to get a defined six-pack!

Randomly pick your favorite Pilates exercise. Chances are that you’ve named an abs exercise. Why? Because just about every Pilates exercise works your core in one way or another.

But some exercises work your abs more than others. This Pilates abs workout in particular gives your core an extra boost and helps define that six pack you’ve been working so hard to develop.

You’ll take your flexibility to the next level in this routine as well. You might even perform feats you never dreamed possible – like a split leg hand stand on a Swiss ball.

And don’t forget to give yourself a little extra cushion with a Pilates mat!

 


Pike with Arabesque

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Step 1

Pike with Arabesque - Step 1

Kneel on the floor with a ball positioned behind your feet. Extend your right leg and place it on the ball.

 

 

Step 2

Pike with Arabesque - Step 1

Using your arms for balance, lift your left leg to join your right leg. Extend one leg toward the ceiling as you lift your hips up and bring the crown of your head forward, such that your body is perpendicular to the floor.

Step 3

Pike with Arabesque - Step 1

Lower the right leg onto the ball. Repeat and switch sides.

 

 

 

Hundreds

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Step 1

Hundreds - Step 1

Begin on your back with your arms extended toward the ceiling. Bend your knees at a 90 degree angle with the floor, straighten your legs and then lower them to a 45 degree angle.

Step 2

Hundreds - Step 1

Lift your upper torso and pump your arms up and down in swift, small movements, keeping them parallel to the floor.

 

Step 3

Hundreds - Step 1

Perform 100 pumps, inhaling for 5 breaths and exhaling for 5 breaths. Return to start position.

 

 

Criss Cross

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Step 1

Criss Cross - Step 1

Begin on your back with your knees bent and your hands folded beneath your head. Raise your head and shoulders off the floor as you raise your right leg to a 90 degree angle.

Step 2

Criss Cross - Step 1

Extend your left leg at a 45 degree angle to the floor and twist your torso so that your left elbow meets your right knee.

 

Step 3

Criss Cross - Step 1

Switch legs and twist left so that your right elbow meets your left knee and repeat.

 

 

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