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Reverse Kick Into Half Handstand

Reverse Kick Into Half Handstand

A.

Start in plank on palms. Push hips up and reverse kick with left leg.

B.

Bring left knee toward chest while bending right knee, look forward, and kick feet up, bending knees into a half handstand. Land in reverse kick with left leg up. Shift forward into plank. Complete reps then switch sides and repeat.

Classic Pilates Push-ups

Classic Pilates Push-ups

A.

Stand at one end of the mat, arms reaching up toward sky.

B.

Round down to place hands on mat mat. Walk hands out to a plank position, lifting one leg so it hovers slightly above the ground.

C.

Bend elbows and lower down while extending leg up toward sky. Lower leg back until parallel with the floor, then walk hands back in toward feet and return to stand. That's one rep.

Snake and Twist

Snake and Twist

A.

Start standing in one corner of mat, one foot bent slightly in front, arms reaching up toward sky.

B.

Curl down and place hands on mat, then walk out to plank, keeping abs in and chest up, gazing toward sky.

C.

Round back up, walking hands in toward feet.

D.

Roll back up to stand. That's one rep.

Swimming

Swimming

A.

Lie on stomach, arms and legs outstretched. Quickly start fluttering arms and legs up and down while taking deep, full breaths. Make sure to keep abs engaged to support lower back. Focus on length, reaching fingers and toes out long.

Plank Jack

Plank Jack

A.

Start on floor in plank on palms with feet together. Without moving upper body or raising hips, hop feet wide. Hop feet back to start position.

T Push-Up

T Push-Up

A.

Start on floor in plank on palms. Bend elbows back 45 degrees to lower body until chest grazes floor.

B.

Then push up, rotating to right to come into a side plank on left palm, extending right arm straight up from shoulder and stacking feet. Switch sides; repeat. Continue quickly alternating sides.

Test Exercise Two

Test Exercise Two

A.

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Body Saw

Body Saw

A.

Start on floor in plank on forearms with palms facing up and with each foot on a Slidez disc.

B.

Keeping body in a straight line, press forearms into floor (forearms will not move) to push body backward so arms form a 60-degree angle (or as wide an angle as is comfortable). Reverse the motion by pressing into forearms to pull body forward to start position.

Side Knee Tuck

Side Knee Tuck

A.

Start on floor in plank on palms with each foot on a Slidez disc.

B.

Keeping body in a straight line, bring knees to outside of left elbow. Return to start position. Switch sides; repeat.

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