Pilates for beginners, 6 best exercises for perfect abs

Today, we’re going to show you how Pilates can help you get the abs of your dreams.

Want to get abs, but tired of the usual bouncing around? We have a set of Pilates exercises that will change your daily exercise routine. Just 15 minutes a day and you look great.

Perform 3 sets of each exercise (10 reps each) and in just a few weeks, you’ll see your belly tighten and your abs start to show!

Exercise #1

Lie on the floor, bend your knees and place your arms along your torso. Begin to slowly curl up without pressing your chin against your torso. Lift until your shoulder blades do not touch the floor, then pause, breathe and slowly return to the starting position.

Exercise #2

Lie on your back and straighten your legs and arms. Raise your straight legs 45 degrees off the ground. Then lift your shoulder blades and begin to “pulse” vigorously with your hands. Breathe in and out through your nose for 5 seconds. Do 10 sets of 5 seconds each.

Exercise #3

Lie on your back and stretch your arms toward the ceiling. Exhale and curl up, starting with your chin pressed against your chest. When you reach a sitting position, put your hands on your feet. Exhale again and relax as you straighten each vertebra. Do this exercise slowly, without straining or tearing.

Exercise #4

Lie on your back, lift your head, neck and shoulders and pull your knees toward your chest, wrapping your arms around your shins. Exhale and straighten your legs to a 45 degree angle while raising your arms. Exhale and pull your knees toward your chest. Your shoulders and shoulder blades should not touch the floor during this exercise.

Exercise #5

Lie on your back with your hands behind your head and elbows apart. Lift your head, neck and shoulders. Your feet should be 45 degrees above the ground. Bend your left leg at the same time and catch it with your right elbow. Alternate legs and arms without falling to the ground.

Exercise #6

Sit on the floor and rest your knees against your chest. Bend slightly and straighten your legs so that they are 45 degrees above the floor. Keep your back straight. Perform 3 to 5 reps and return to the starting position.