Celebrity trainer Jane Wake's unique Pilates method shrinks and flattens areas mere sit-ups can only dream about. Here are the moves you need
This move acts as a warm-up, while getting you to focus on your inner core. Repeat 6 to 10 times at the start of your workout to help you focus on your inner core.
The move: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, engaging your inner core. Rise up onto your toes, and lift your arms out to shoulder height.
Exhale and come down off your toes, then tuck your chin into your chest as you roll down vertebra by vertebra. Draw your abdomen in and use your abs to lift back up.
Focus on relaxing your back muscles as you roll down and drawing your belly button in as you lift and lower. Use deep, slow breaths and try to relax as much as you can.
Do a circuit of these exercises three to five times a week for best results.
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Hi Juliet, many thanks for that, I'm glad to know I'm not alone - I've so many Zest 'at home work out plans' but always have a bit of trouble reading/performing them which is why I'm a huge fan of exercises DVD's.
I will check out your recommendation, in the meantime I've just received a "Pilates for Dummies" dvd from Amazon which is very similar to a Ballet conditioning dvd I already have from the makers "Element". I can't wait to try it out and hope it helps flatten my tum and generaly make me a little leaner/toned - no matter how much Davina and Jillian Michaels dvd's I w/o to I still haven't achieved a more leaner/toned mid-section which I think is because I've not effectively strengthened my core but instead used my hip flexors. I think if I can 'master' strengthening my core then this will go a long way to achieving the results I'm after - fingers crossed!
I certainly feel inspired by your reply - thank you!
Kind regards, Suzanne
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