We are presenting you a group of classic Pilates moves (known as the Series of Five) that is the perfect addition to any workout.
It is taken from Lisa Corsello, founder of Burn Pilates and wholehearted Series of Five fans. As she explains it is her favorite set of exercises, which is really focused on the core, and at the same time the arms and legs are moving in different directions and makes it much more challenging.
According to Lisa, it can be a part of any workout (or even starting activity of your day), but the best is when is performed after a run to open up the chest and stretch out tired legs. The time you need to spend by incorporating these ab-burning moves into your normal routine is only about two minutes to your workout!
The key to success is to move through each exercise without a break. To make it more challenging you can add a 10-second plank, 10 burpees, or 10 push-ups between each move.
Get this quick ab-toning workout, following the instructions bellow:
–Starting position – Laying on your back, hug your knees into your chest, while your abs are completely engaged.
–Try to place your left hand on your right knee and your right hand on your right ankle.
–Stretching your left leg out, keep it a slight bend in the knee. If your angle is too hard you can raise your leg higher toward the ceiling or if not lower it to make the move more difficult.
–Switching legs, repeat the same on another side.
–Alternate the legs for 10 reps, keeping your torso still (not swaying from side to side) while switching legs.