How to Do Pilates Teaser Exercise - Women's Fitness

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How to Do Pilates Teaser Exercise - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats. Hello, we're Katherine and Kimberly Corp. We own Pilates on Fifth in New York City, and we would like to show you the Pilates exercise, The Teaser. So the Teaser is all about abdominal strength and control. Lots of strength, lots of control. Kimberly's lying on her back. She's going to reach her arms overhead, nice neutral everything. And inhale lifting the head and shoulders and arms towards ceiling as you are inhaling to lift all the way up. Arms reaching to the ceiling, that was all one inhale, and then exhale rolling down. You you want to aim for lower back to hit first. And again just like this, inhaling to come up. Notice that she's not using momentum, that is a good thing. Arms overhead, squeezing the inner thighs together, and rolling down with control. So what you can do to make this a little bit easier is just lift one leg up at a time, that way you don't have to call on your abdominal muscles to lift both legs up. So she could inhale, just bring one leg up, and exhaling coming down. The other thing you can do is you can bend both knees and obviously switch legs if you're doing that, and just lift one leg up this way, which makes it a little bit easier as well. You're just taking the weight off of the difficult spots and its very good for the abdominal muscles. And that was the Pilates exercise, The Teaser.

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