The abdominal muscles are crucial for balance, a fit body, and flexibility. One of the ways a Pilates for abs workout is appealing to many is that it uses resistance training without doing hundreds of sit-ups or crunches. Many celebrities (including Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Reese Witherspoon and even Hugh Grant and many others) mention Pilates abs workouts as their #1 way of maintain a sexy and trim mid-section.
Most Pilates abdominal exercises isolate the core muscles that strengthen and tone the upper, mid, and lower abdominal muscles. Unlike traditional sit-ups or crunches, Pilates exercises focus on the oblique muscles and back muscles at the same time. The obliques, more commonly known as “love handles,” respond better to Pilates in developing strength, overall tone and shape. Pilates for abs exercises provide a solid foundation for body’s health and fitness.
Most Pilates for Abs DVDs add a modern twist to a classical Pilates workout and can be adjusted for any fitness level (from a complete beginner to an advanced practitioner.) It’s a fun and effective workout that will give you the abs of your dream without injuring your back or other muscles. Most Pilates for abs videos take only 20-30 minutes which makes them a perfect choice for anyone short on time but wanting great results fast.