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THE SWIMMING PILATES EXERCISE

PEBBLES is proud to introduce to you three simple cues in how to do the Swimming Pilates exercise. The Swimming mainly targets the following muscles: transverse abdominis, deep pelvic floor, obliques, gluteus, and scapula stabilizers.

WATCH THE VIDEO OF HOW TO DO THE SWIMMING PILATES EXERCISE:

Lay on your belly with the spine in neutral. Legs hip distance apart, extended long on the mat. Feet outward rotated and pointed. Arms long reaching above the head.
On an inhale extend upper spine and hips and reach legs and arms off the mat.
On an exhale on five counts reach opposite leg and arm higher and while lower the other arm and leg and switch on every count. On an inhale repeat.

8 repetitions

Caution: Make sure to keep five counts to breathe and reach fingers away from toes and toes away from fingers. Connect abs, hamstring, and gluteus to hinder pelvis from rocking back and force or side to side. 

Fun fact: This is a great exercise for hips and shoulder movement.

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