Exercise is very important for our health, and we should not neglect this aspect at all. However, time no longer allows us to always go to the gym, go for a run or ride a bike because we are always at work or involved in other activities.
Our solution for a healthy life is the training program proposed by Halle Berry, for which we will only need a Pilates ring.
It will be very easy for us to do this right in the living room! She proposes to us, three types of exercises that will strengthen our inner thighs.
The first exercise you need to do at the beginning of each Pilates workout is the Hundreds exercise. The exercise can also be done by beginners, as its degree of difficulty is not so high. Its steps are quite heavy, and we will explain them in the following lines.
First, you have to lie on your back, lift your legs, and place them in a tabletop position; the arms will be parallel to the ground.
Then, you need to have your chin on your chest and your head up, and you can start the exercise by swinging your hands next to your body, as fast as possible.
The abdominal muscles will be very tense during the exercise, but you must make sure that your back is glued to the mattress, so as not to put pressure on the spine.
If you want the exercise to be more intense, you can keep your legs at a 45-degree angle to the ground. The Hundred exercise has a lot of benefits: it helps to straighten the back, to contour the abdomen, to regulate the breathing, but also, it is recommended in case of possible neck problems.
This type of exercise mainly works on the thighs. It is a rather difficult exercise, but it gives results. All you have to do is take a medium-sized ball (like the ones used for Pilates) and a chair or something to hold on to while doing the exercise.
You must place the ball between your legs, and your legs must be parallel.
Place your hand on the back of the chair or the support point. Then you have to get up on the tops and return to the starting position.
You need to be very careful with your body position in order to perform the exercise correctly.
The upper part of the body must be in a straight line, and you must not have the body bent forward or backward. It is necessary to do 20 lifts on your fingertips, then stay on your toes, squeezing the ball between your legs (10 repetitions).
The exercise should be done for 45-60 seconds. You will feel it burn very hard because the muscles will be very contracted.
The degree of difficulty of this exercise is not very high, but it is very effective for working the thighs. You will need a Pilates circle and a mattress to sit on.
The first step is to lie on your back, on the mattress, with your legs outstretched. Then take the circle and place it between your legs, more precisely, between your knees.
You will keep your legs high so that you can fix the circle. You need to lift your head off the mattress and bring your chin to your chest.
Gently tighten the circle between your legs and return to the starting position gently.
The exercise should be performed slowly so that the muscles are contracted. To make the exercise even more difficult, you can position your feet at a 45-degree angle to the ground.
With this exercise, you will work your thighs very well, and you will tone them.
With these celebrity workout examples, you will have no excuse not to do your workouts. You can do this from the comfort of your own home, and you don’t need high-performance appliances to do it.
With a simple mattress, a Pilates ball, and a circle, you have solved the problem. Get motivated and start working right now! Summer is approaching, and you need to look your best at the beach!