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YOGALATES
Abs Exercises: Yoga And Pilates
This two-pronged hard-and-fast fitness workout will help you build six pack abs

Three Great Yogilates Moves for Your Abs

1. Hammock
Targetsabdominals as well as glutes, arms, chest, and shoulders
a) Sit tall with your legs bent and feet flat on the floor; place your hands on the floor behind you at about a 45-degree angle; lean back.
b)Keeping your arms straight, inhale as you lift your hips until the front of your body—knees to shoulders—is in one straight line.
c) Lower your hips to the floor, straightening your legs out in front ofyou as you come down to a seated position.
d) Place your hands next to your thighs and lean forward, pulling your abs in toward your spine.
e) Then push down through your hands to lift your hips offthe floor. Hold here.

Once you're strong and comfortable enough with the parts of this move, connect them so they flow one into the other with your breath. It should go something like this: Liftinto your bent-legged table top plank (as shown above) or into a straight-legged reverse plank, lower your hips toward the floor without touching it. Then immediately push your hips through and pastyour straight arms as though you were sitting on a swing and someone were pulling you back. Bring your hips back, lower them to the floor, and relax.
Repeat 5 to 10 times.

YOGALATES
AbsExercises: Yoga And Pilates
This two-pronged hard-and-fast fitness workout will help you build six pack abs

2. Double leg stretch
Strengthens and tones the abs
a) Lie on the floor, bend and hold ontoyour knees, and curl your shoulders up off the floor.

b) Keeping your hips down and your lower back pressed into your mat, extend your legs up and out at a 45 degree angle to the floor as you reachyour arms straight up (biceps near ears) forming a wide "U" shape with your body.
c) Hold this position, pressing your ribs down toward the floor.

d) Use your abs to bring your legs and arms...
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