Pilates Fitness Secrets: Butt Lifting Series 3

Presented by Zayna from Boston Body Pilates;

Butt Lifting Series Part Three brings you Pilates Swimming! Each Butt Lift exercise shows you how to tone, strengthen and reshape your buttocks and back thighs. Pilates Swimming is innovative because you are working your muscles against gravity. Lying in a prone body position (lying on your stomach) creates extra resistance – each time you’re lifting your legs up your glutes have to fight against gravity giving extra resistance.

Lying in a prone position also keeps the focus on inner core. Your deepest abdominal muscles need to be engaged to stabilize your spine and pelvis in a neutral position. Maintaining neutral is essential to isolate glutes, hamstrings and abdominals.