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How to Do Side Kick Beats in Pilates

Learn how to do side kick beats, a Pilates Mat exercise, from Core Pilates NYC instructor Sarah Ruback in this Howcast workout video.

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After bicycle is beats. So beats really challenges stability in a new way for us on our sidekick series because both legs will lift up off the mat. So when the legs life, go ahead and lift them up here Madeline. Your job is to keep also lifting your abdominals and not collapsing there into the mat. So in your nice posture, extend your legs long and begin to open and close the legs beating them together. That's it, vigorously. Keep your hips nice and stable. You can use the mats for support by pressing into your hand, but try to have your abdominals do the bulk of the work. Feel your inner thighs resist and tone. Inhale 2, 3, 4, 5. Exhale 2, 3, 4, 5. One more time. Hold it right here and lower your legs down. So throughout our sidekick series the breathing is dealer's choice. It's a natural breath sometimes I like to cue in the more vigorous exercises a breath like the hundred and tie it back in to what we've learned already. And that is the beats.

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