By Effie Koustas, MSPT
Pre & Postnatal Specialist
Pilates is a great way to incorporate core training into your stability exercise program, and I have a great beginner exercise for you called the “hundreds”.
You start by lying down on your back with knees bent, your head supported and arms by your side. This is called the “resting position”. You begin by first engaging your transverse abdominal muscles without holding your breath. You then inhale for a count of 10 (out loud) and then a count of 10, as you exhale. At the same time you perform a pulsing up and down movement of your arms until you reach 100. As this position becomes easier, you progress to the next level. Level 1 is pictured here:
If you suffer from pre or post natal back pain, rehab based pilates may be an option for you. Call FPTS at 603.644.8334 to schedule your appointment with me.