Blend Pilates with your casual work out to strengthen your core, and tighten a wide array of muscles.
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Female Speaker: You are going bend in different positions Pilates does not have to out of reach. Better's fitness expert Andrea Metcalf shows us how you can blend Pilates with your regular workout routine in today's getting fit. Andrea Metcalf: So, I've been talking with a lot of my girl friends, which is better Pilates, yoga, strength training and they're always asking me that question and Bernadette Giorgi and I were discussing it and she actually has come up with a solution and has great new DVD out. Bernadette talks a little bit about the new DVD. Bernadette Giorgi: Well, it's called Pilates Power Sculpt and basically, I developed it out of this questions, a lot of women wanted the best, and really it's what you have most fun with really, really connect. And it seems like a lot of women really are interested in weight training, but then they know they're going to get benefits from Pilates. Andrea Metcalf: Okay. First move lets hit it. Bernadette Giorgi: Alright, so let's do the roll down, this is really a nice warm up and we are going to put the ball between our knees and what this helps you do is really grab and your hamstrings and squeeze in, it also helps you engage your hips. So, there is two ways you can hold your arms, either front or here is a little bit more challenging, and use to slowly articulate your spine down, squeezing the ball that helps your really use your hamstrings go to about your shoulder blades, and then slowly roll up. Beautiful and exhale roll down, one vertibra at a time. There you go. Right, and slowly roll up. Next exercise. So, let's roll back down, we're going to place the ball under your foot. And again, this is going to help your really grab in your harmstrings, you're going to extend one leg, you're going to lift your hip up, kick come back in and lower down slowly. So, you have to really use your shoulders, your triceps, your upper back, your abdominals are passive as your push up to engage and really strengthen and even in your back and roll down, and up, and kick beautiful and so you can really feel it when your triceps working and what happens is the ball changes dynamic of the exercise. Andrea Metcalf: Even you will feel that the back of the hamstring, which built a better backside as well. Andrea Metcalf: Absolutely. Andrea Metcal: And our next exercise -- Bernadette Giorgi: So, let's grab the ball and you want to put it between our knees again. Now, we're going to put our arms out to the side and this helps even to create a one straight line straight across and when you drop our knees down squeezing the ball and come up and now we're going to do a twist. So, this really works the lower abdominals, your hips, and your legs. And then lower down again, and come up slow, and then go to the other side. Now, don't forget about the breadth see that you exhale is on the contraction and lower down, love it. Andrea Metcalf: Well, these are some of the good move that you can do at home with or without the DVD. Remember, you get everything engaged and blend your workouts, you're going to feel it a whole lot more. Female Speaker: And for more greatest from Andrea, just check out her one minute --
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