Day 7 of S2S Boot Camp - Ahhhhh :-)
Saturday, May 09, 2009
The 12-minute Pilates Abs Workout was less of a strain on my upper thigh for some reason. So, I was relieved that my hips weren't pushed to the limit (Ahhhh:-)
Since Pilates is new to me I watched the short introductory video that explained the 7 principles of Pilates. I learned so much about the correct posture, tempo, and the isolation of body movements not involved in the exercise.
One of the exercises included one of my goal exercises: the plank. Coach Nicole showed an easier way of doing the plank that I can continue to do and gradually build up to the full plank. I just have a lot of weight to hold up. So I'm thinking as I get lighter and stronger the plank will become more doable.
All in all, I feel like I had a good workout that was not a challenge to my physical limitations. I also feel great about learning the basics of Pilates.