If you have taken a pilates class, then you are very familiar with the 100’s.
Try incorporating the 100’s into your ab routine today!
Goal: To warm up the body by coordinating breath with movement.
How to perform:
- 1. Lie face up with legs to table top position at a 90 degree angle
- 2. Peel head & shoulders off mat, keeping abs pulled in
- 3. Lengthen legs out to 45 degrees (only if you can maintain a connection with your abdominals while not allowing back to arch) keeping inner thighs together and abs drawing in
- 4. Pump hands up and down counting with each breath. Inhale 5 counts & exhale 5 counts until you hit 100
Tips: Keep your knees bent to table top until you are strong enough to maintain connection with abdominals on the mat.
Add Intensity: By adding a small ball or pilates ring between the ankles.