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Pilates: Mermaid with Twist

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Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Abdominals

Calories Burned:  340 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Rectus Abdominis
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Gluteus Maximus, Pectorals
Instructions: 
Sit on your left hip with your left leg flat on the floor, knee bent 90 degrees, and your left palm on the floor. Bend your right knee toward the ceiling and place your right foot flat on the floor in front of your left foot, resting your right arm on your right knee. Shift your weight onto your left arm and straighten both legs to raise your hips toward the ceiling while extending your right arm directly over your head. From this position, twist your torso down and to the left, reaching your right arm underneath your body. Reverse the movement to return to the starting position. That's one rep. Finish all reps on that side, then switch sides and repeat.
Tags:  pilates

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