SHED WINTER KILOS ON THE PILATES REFORMER WITH HALF TRAPEZE

With all of the cold nights that you spend indoors during winter, it’s quite common for people to put on more kilos during those months, than during any other time of the year. That’s one of the reasons why so many people make resolutions to lose weight. In the final analysis, the secrets to successful weight loss are still watching what you eat and getting plenty of exercise, and one of the best types of exercise for people looking to lose weight is Pilates. One of the best pieces of equipment for Pilates exercise is the Pilates Reformer with Half Trapeze.

Focusing on the Hips and Thighs

One of the most common places on the body for weight gain to happen is around the hips and thighs. Leg circles are a common Pilates Reformer exercise that can tone your hips and thighs quite nicely. To do them, begin by placing your feet into the leg straps. Next, lie down on your back. Point both of your legs toward the ceiling, and circle each leg out to your side. Bring them from your side back to the center, then repeat as often as desired. Then, change direction.  Over the course of a few weeks, you should notice that your thighs start getting a lot firmer.

Focusing on Those Abs

One of the best Pilates exercises for focusing on your abs can be performed with the trapeze table of your Pilates Reformer. Fortunately, with this combination unit, it isn’t difficult at all to switch between Reformer and Trapeze Table functions. To begin the exercise itself, which is called a roll back extension, start by placing your feet against the vertical posts. Next, take hold of the roll down bar. Now, roll your spine out backwards until your body is flat. Finally, gently roll your body forward until your spine is erect again, then repeat. In addition to giving your abdominal muscles a quality workout, this exercise will also improve the flexibility of your spine.

Having it All

While it’s true that you can’t do as many exercises with the Pilates Reformer with Half Trapeze as you can with the Pilates Reformer with Full Trapeze, you can do most of them. Plus, you can certainly do a lot more with a combination unit than you can with only one of the machines by itself. Not only that, you won’t have to have nearly as much room (or money) either!

 

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