I am sure you all know how important that is in Pilate's exercise, it is the back bone of the Pilate's exercise system and pulling in the Abs is the key.
It is a technique that is widely used in physical therapy, in strength training, and to some degree throughout the fitness world as a means of stabilizing the spine.
When done properly, training the abdominals will create an integrated core of strength that supports the spine and promotes stability and ease of motion throughout the body.
Well we want to develop this powerhouse for movement by employing the muscles of the pelvic floor and all of the abdominal muscles, teaching them to work efficiently and in harmony with the muscles of the back.
Pilate's exercise puts a special emphasis on training the deeper abdominal muscles. In Pilate's exercise, we are looking to create a strong, stable foundation for movement.
Here are a couple DVDS that are worth checking out. The first is a great DVD by Rodney Yea, that can help to get that abs looking great, this is a great workout in addition to the Pilate's exercises.
ABS Yoga shows you how mind-body workouts and using the weight of your body can reshape your torso and leave you feeling centered and revitalized”
Make over Your Your Abs, Butt and Thighs Fast! This is a Pilate’s based exercise DVD which really hones in on the Abs, so check them out as I think you will really like them and it’s a great way of adding variety to your Pilate's exercise work out.
Wishing You All Good Health