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Turn This Popular Ab Exercise Into Actual Core Work

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f you’ve done traditional Pilates, you know many of the exercises involve curling forward with the head, neck, and shoulders. This move is called an ab-curl, and it looks a lot like a crunch exercise. Undoubtedly, ab-curls will make you feel your stomach muscles, which must mean those muscles are being strengthened, right? Maybe, but when you take a closer …

How to Initiate a Roll-Down – Part 3 of 3

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  Today we’re going to put every­thing we’ve learned so far together and you’ll see exactly how to initiate a roll-down correctly and safely. I’m excited to share it with you because now you’ll have what you need for a successful roll-down every time. Why does all this careful focus on the roll-down matter, you ask? The roll-down, and the roll-up, …

How to Do the Ultimate Pilates Roll-Down — Part 2 of 3

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  Today, in part two of The Anatomy of a Roll-Down, we’re going to cover the next key movement and how that feels when you’re doing it correctly so you can fine-tune and perfect your roll-down. I’m excited to share this exercise with you because it’s rarely taught, or mentioned, yet it’s critical to doing a roll-down that actually works …

How to Do the Ultimate Pilates Roll-Down – Part 1 of 3

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  Most people lose the real benefits of the Pilates roll-down exercise and never realize it. In this new video series, I’ve broken the roll-down into basic steps that will completely upgrade the way you do it and help you get way more out of it. In today’s video I’m going to show you the first step to getting all …