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One HOT workout minute...

In case you missed it in our newsletter:

ONE HOT WORKOUT MINUTE...

 

A fitness tip: make sure you're "squeezing properly" & engaging the correct part of the muscle.

 

If you don't do this already, you're about to grow leaps & bounds!

 1) When engaging your abdominals, you want to think about drawing the area 2" below your navel in, NOT sucking in from your navel. Envision trying to put on a pair of pants that are too tight - that muscle is your Transversus Abdominus - your deepest ab muscle. THAT'S the one that we focus on in Pilates; that's the one that best supports your spine, pelvis, & good posture.

 

2) When squeezing your glute muscles (okole) - think about aiming for engaging in the area at the top of your leg/bottom of your okole, NOT up by your tailbone/low back (this compresses the nerves in the area and can lead to a pinching sensation). Think about this when doing anything from your footwork, to "Going up Front" (pictured above) on the Wunda Chair.

 

Aloha,

Chelsea

www.pilatesokala.com