Pilates Butt Exercises: Some call it “butt” and some call it “backside” BUT, the bottom line is, we all want well toned rear-ends. Too much flab is not a good look.
The little pic on the left will give you an idea of what your gluteal muscles look like under your skin – that is, with all the FAT removed! And they are the muscles that form a shapely backside, and they are the ones we need to work on.
Now, I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t have a little bit of fat, but just not too much....Pilates exercises are a wonderful way of toning and firming your backside.
Strong glute muscles are very important in relation also to the health of your lower back. These muscles help support the spine and when strong can lessen the severity of an injury you may have.
TIP!! Remember to breathe fully through these pilates butt exercises. This will ensure you get plenty of oxygen to muscle cells.
The exercises are done to the rhythm of breathing. SLOWLY. Please not quick repetitions as you may have learned to do. You’ll get much better results this way.
As you are toning your butt with these wonderful exercises, not stretching can lead to all sorts of problem. After you watch the VIDEO below, be sure to check the way to stretch glute muscles. This pic on the left is one way and by clicking the link , you'll find others.
TIP!! It's important to make sure that you keep (in the case of this pic), you left knee in alignment with your left hip. Dont let this left knee slide in the centre of your body or out to the side. In this case also, you are stretching your right glute muscles. Same with other side when your stretching your left side.
The first set of is simple and effective. If you need to be more challenged, simply add ankle weights.
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