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While last Friday we worked on articulating the spine, this week in From The Pilates Studio we’re all about 'TV' exercises: a series of workouts that focus on stabilization and control that are also easy to do in front of the tube. These specific movements will work your abdominals, strengthen the front of your thigh and stabilize your pelvis.
To practice today’s 'TV' Exercise:
1. Begin lying on the mat with your knees bent. Push into the backs of your arms and lengthen your neck and spine. Pull your abdominals in and lift your right leg to about 45 degrees, your knees should be together in the first position. Hold this position for 10 slow counts and breathe deeply.
2. Lower the same leg down in line with your calve. Hold this position for 10 slow counts and breath deeply.
3. Lower the same leg down in line with your ankle. Hold this position for 10 slow counts and breath deeply.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 4 on your left leg.
The progression for this exercise would be to lift your chin to your chest and look at your abdominals as you hold the leg in each position. Repeat this 1 to 2 sets on each side and be sure to check back next Friday for a new exercise!