How to Do Pilates Hundreds for a Post-Baby Workout

Learn how to do the Pilates Hundreds for a post-baby workout from personal trainer Erin Sharoni in this Howcast workout video.

Transcript

Hey, my name is Erin and I'm a former US Junior Olympic certified swim
coach and personal trainer. And fitness is my passion, so I cannot wait
to share it with you guys. And the other exercise I'm going to show you,
which you're probably all familiar with, is the Pilates hundreds. I'm
not going to do 100 of them. You are. But I'm going to show you how to
do it. So starting with the Pilates hundreds, were going to roll. Lay
back. Bring your legs up and at a 45 degree angle. Tucked chin. Arms out and
press down as you're activating your core. It's called the hundreds
because you do this 100 times, okay? So make sure that the arms are nice
and tight, legs, quads are contracted. Core's tight. Okay, that's
what it should look like. Now, if you're not strong enough yet, you can
bend the knees slightly. That's a nice modification, okay? And you can
keep the head back on the floor. So, just doing this, I already feel my
core being activated. So if this is all that you can do, that's fine.
And again, you know, you can bring your arms out. Up and down, like
that. If that's too much for you, you can slide your arms underneath
your butt to help compensate for that curve in the back because probably
a lot of you experience lower back pain and are a little bit weaker
there. And you can just straighten and bend. Straighten the legs out and
bend them to 90 degrees. So just doing that, you'll absolutely feel your core
being activated, so those are a couple different modifications.

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