How to Strengthen Abs With the Malibu Pilates Chair

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If you want to add Pilates to your workout schedule, but you don't want to visit a Pilates studio or take a class, the Malibu Pilates Chair can be used at home. With a variety of instructional DVDs, you will be able to complete many traditional Pilates moves. These moves were created to strengthen your upper and lower back and tighten your abs. You can perform these moves every day or incorporate them into your weekly workout schedule. The Malibu Pilates Chair was designed to help you maintain proper form during a Pilates workout. This chair helps you target specific muscles in your body while you burn fat.

Things You'll Need

  • Malibu Pilates Chair
  • Perform a series of Pilates positions to strengthen upper and lower abs. The single-leg stretch is one that targets abs as well as thighs and hips.

  • Sit on your Malibu Pilates Chair. Place your left foot on the left foot pedal. Slowly raise and lift your right leg into the air. Straighten your right foot. Pump your left leg up and down while keeping your right leg in the air. Try to keep your leg lifted for at least 30 seconds. Lower slowly and switch legs.

  • Lay on the chair to prepare for the next exercise. The Hundred can help shape your upper and lower abs, thighs, hip, buttock and other muscles. Lift both legs in the air. Straighten your arms so they rest at the sides of your legs. Pump your arms up and down 10 times. Lower your arms. Repeat this exercise until you reach 100 pumps. Slowly lower your body off the chair.

  • Sit on the chair. Grab the back of the chair for support and raise both legs into the air. Lower your body. Repeat at least 10 to 15 times. This exercise will help build strong abs while burning excess fat.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the DVD's that come with the Malibu Pilates Chair to guide you through each move.
  • Good form will yield good results.
  • Don't attempt to complete a full workout session your first time as you could strain or pull muscles.

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