7 Pilates exercises that the fittest women in the world do not give up (Photo: Pilates City)
Ever wonder what makes the world's most loved celebrities look the way they do?
Are these filters?
Probably also, but what mainly keeps their body young, collected and toned is Pilates (and a healthy diet of course, but that's for another article).
Pilates has long become the favorite sport of the biggest stars all over the world.
From Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, to Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Campbell, and Adele.
Going through the dozens of interviews with them, and also a quick look at their Instagram, reveals that all these stars do not give up on Pilates, and if you read carefully - you also find out which exercises they like the most.
So here are 7 exercises, first hand from Hollywood, that you should also adopt.
Won't you try too?
Miley Cyrus from the music video FLOWERS (photo: screenshot, YouTube)
1. Arm exercise
with dumbbells in the palms, raise and lower the arms straight forward, slightly above shoulder height and lower to the sides of the body 2.
raise straight arms to shoulder height, lean back with the body and repeat, note that the body goes down as one unit backwards until where given and then come back.
3. Abdominal exercise
Sit with bent legs, feet on the ground, roll the pelvis backwards and go half way back with a rounded back.
Keep the tailbone rolled in and the back rounded, and open and close the arms.
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4. Buttock exercise
in position 6, hands shoulder width apart and feet hip width apart, lift and lower one leg bent at 90 degrees.
Note that the abdomen is active and that you do not increase the lumbar arch at any level of the leg.
5. Exercise for the back arms
in a plank position, perform elbow bends with arms close to the body, note that the stomach is active and you keep a long torso.
Please note - to lighten the load, it can also be performed on the knees.
Adele's transformation is also thanks to Pilates.
Adele (Photo: GettyImages)
6. Exercise for the core muscles
in the plank position, disconnect one leg and bend the knee towards the shoulder, do this alternately.
Note that the arms are strong and the shoulders are far from the ears.
7. Exercise for the waist
, sit on your side, legs bent in one direction, one palm supporting the ground, lift your body into the air and perform a lateral bend of the torso, the other arm goes up to the ear.
Karin Lazarovich Zanzuri has a master's degree in sports science (MSC), the owner of the studio "Pilates City" - a studio for Pilates equipment in Tel Aviv, look for us on Instagram
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