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The Neck Pull
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The Neck Pull

The Neck Pull is a more advanced version of the Roll Up. The main difference is that in the Neck Pull, your arms remain behind your neck instead of reaching forwards as they do in the Roll Up. This variation increases the load on your abdominals. Also, in the Neck Pull your legs are hip...

Frog legs
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Frog legs

The frog legs movement is a good exercise to assist with hip and knee joint mobility by strengthening the supporting muscles of the inner thigh and groin while also increasing strength in the lower abdominals and therefore core strength. The exercise: Starting position: Lay on your back with your legs bent upward so that your...

Upper Abdominal Curls
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Upper Abdominal Curls

The upper abdominal curl is a great exercise for building stomach and core strength. It may be a bit difficult at first, however you should persevere with this because as your abdominal strength increases the shaking will slow down. To start, Lay on your back with knees bent, feet flat on the floor and your...

Abdominal Curl
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Abdominal Curl

The standard pilates abdominal curl should be a basic part of any pilates routine. The abdominal curl is a very big part of the the fact that pilates is known for building “core strength”. With the shorter and slower movements this exercise concentrates on the deeper muscles in the stomach which, while is not developing...

Oblique Sit Up
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Oblique Sit Up

Core strength is fundamental to pilates philosophy and the oblique sit up is a very important way of strengthening the underlying abdominal muscles that can be forgotten when doing standard crunches or exercises simply focusing on a “six pack”. While the focus of the oblique site up is not on the common six pack muscle...

The Hundred
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The Hundred

The hundred is an excellent stomach exercise for developing torso stability and abdominal strength. It is also known as a hundred seconds of pain for obvious reasons as well. It is very important to hold your neck correctly because the exercise is more effective if your head is kept high, this also prevents neck strain....