10 Minute Standing Pilates Workout

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Welcome to the best 10-Minute Standing Pilates Routine for Strong Abs and Legs. This standing Pilates workout is perfect for all fitness levels. Watch the video to get started.

Standing Pilates Abs Warm-Up 💪

Let’s start with a standing abdominal warm-up to get our core engaged and ready to work. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, and lift up out of your low back. Zip up those abs as you reach your arms up towards the ceiling. Now, push down into your left leg and bring your right leg up, twisting your torso as you do. Alternate sides, lifting each leg and twisting, keeping your core tight and your balance steady. This may look simple, but these standing ab exercises are definitely sneaky! Let’s do 8 reps on each side.

Standing Pilates Leg Extensions

Grab a towel and place it on the floor. We’re going to start with some standing leg extensions to fire up our glutes and hamstrings. Stand with your right foot on the towel, keeping your left foot firmly planted on the ground. Hinge at the hips, keeping your spine long, and extend your left leg back, resisting as you bring it back in. Focus on pushing your right foot into the ground to create more resistance in the front of your leg. Do 12 reps, then hold the leg back, bend your knees, and get deeper into your right hip. Push through your right foot to lift back up. Repeat for 8 reps, then switch sides.

Standing Pilates Leg Extensions with Resistance Band

Now let’s add a resistance band to really challenge those legs. Place the band over your mid-calves and stand with your feet wider than hip-width apart. Bend your knees and extend your left leg out, pushing against the resistance of the band. Reach that leg out and then bring it back in, feeling the burn in your glutes and hamstrings. Do 8 reps, then hold the leg out and pulse it up and down for 5 reps. Switch sides and repeat.

Standing Pilates Abs Finisher 🔥

For our final exercise, we’re going to really target the abs. Cross the resistance band over your toes to create tension, then bring your hands behind your head. Lift your right leg up as you curl your upper body towards it, engaging your core. Lower back down with control, then repeat on the other side. Do 8 reps per side, really focusing on that ab contraction.

Cooldown and Stretch 🧘‍♀️

Great job, you crushed that standing Pilates workout! Take a moment to catch your breath and stretch it out. Remember to keep your core engaged throughout the entire routine to get the most out of these exercises. I hope you feel strong, toned, and energized. Can’t wait to see you back here for more Pilates fun!

Pilates FAQ 🤔

  1. Can I do this workout if I don’t have a resistance band? Absolutely! The exercises can be done without the band, you’ll just need to focus on using your own bodyweight to challenge your muscles.
  2. How often should I do this standing Pilates workout? Aim to do this routine 2-3 times per week for best results. It’s a great way to tone and sculpt your abs and legs in just 10 minutes.
  3. I’m a beginner, is this workout suitable for me? Yes! This standing Pilates workout is designed to be suitable for all fitness levels. Just focus on proper form and listen to your body.
  4. Can I modify any of the exercises? Absolutely! If you need to, you can hold on to a wall for extra balance support during the standing leg exercises. You can also decrease the range of motion or number of reps as needed.

Ready to get started? Check out the 15 Min Hip Strengthening Pilates Workout For Beginners to take your Pilates practice to the next level. Let’s tone and sculpt together!

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