Most Pilates exercises utilize the stomach muscles, as its key objective is to strengthen the core. Work out the abdominal muscles through Pilates with help from a certified personal trainer in this free video on fitness exercises.
Hi, my name is Tanya Batts and I'm a Personal trainer with Gold's Gym. I want to show you just a few Pilates exercises for your stomach, which basically is what Pilates is all about; the core, your core strength. The things you will need for this are: space, mat, ball and some weights. So, I'm going to hit the stomach. Plank; elbows under shoulders; so, that's step number one. So, here's your easiest plank ever. I mean ever. I want a little harder; send one knee back in the other. That's a little harder. Want a little harder? Tuck your toes and then lift the knees off. Perfect posture; from the crown of the head right up to the heels; that is a stomach exercise. Just holding it; this is isometric isolation, but my stomach is getting hot. Want a little harder? Drop the knees and lift it. That's working the lowest part of the abdominal muscles. Unbelievable! Alright, I'm coming down. Another one for the stomach 'cause got, you know, obliques. I'm going to show you an oblique one. So, you want to balance on your ischial tuberosity; lift one, lift the other. Grab a weight; you don't have to; but I'm going to. I'm here; twisting, inhale, exhale; harder, "Bam"; whew, whew, whew, whew." That is oblique. Another one. If you really want a serious eight-pack; grab one of these giant exercise balls. You don't have to. But if you've got one; kind of laying around, grab it. Forearms on the ball; simple move; look simple. I'm rolling out; rolling in. Looks really easy 'till you do it. Out and in. So, I'm long, "Whew", and it's a controlled move. Boom. Those are just a few things you can do. They are seriously going to tighten and tone your stomach. Pilates is amazing. So, that's what you can do to get that flat stomach and eight-pack if you want it.