Welcome to the Best of Mat Workouts series. These workouts will work your entire body using combination moves as well as targeted muscle group focused exercises. Some of the workouts are pure body weight and others use optional equipment to intensify the moves. Although these workouts are on the mat, they will challenge you and even get your heart rate up at times.
Pilates Beginners Total Mat - 34 mins - you will start with a push up series as well as some elbow plank and oblique combinations, then move on to an outer thigh series, a triceps dip series, a lying inner thigh series and some glute bridge work to finish.
Mat Workout Ankle Weights - 50 mins - you will work mainly your lower body and abs with unique Pilates style combination moves. The ankle weights will intensify all of your favorite mat exercises. You will see a lying abs series to warm up, leg rotations and extensions, outer thigh raises, clams and bend presses, table top glute raises and a tough front of thigh and inner thigh series to finish. There are long lever moves as well as pulses to fully fatigue each muscle group before moving on. You will finish with a lengthening stretch.
Fusion Flow Mat - 28 mins - is a stretch sculpting routine, which will lengthen and strengthen your muscles all whilst on the mat. You will move through large range of motion, sweeping exercises in kneeling, pretzel and side lying positions. You will finish with some all fours leg raises and down dog exercises to engage your core and lengthen your hamstrings.
Pilates Mat Abs and Back - 28 mins - you will start with upper, lower and oblique activation, move to a tough c-curve series for upper and obliques, add in some lower belly leg raises and finish with back extensions for upper and lower back.
Bodyweight Basics Mat - 32 mins - you will work your entire body with unique Pilates style combination moves. The exercises are easy to follow but tough to do, so don't be fooled by the name 'basics'. There will be easier modifications shown throughout, so make sure you choose your level. The exercises include hip thrust variations, side plank oblique work, a tough push up sequence, down dog glute raises, some interesting plank variations, pretzel combinations and a lengthening stretch to finish. To intensify this workout you can add light dumbbells or ankle weights.
Mat Workout Compound Moves - 45 mins - you will work your entire body with unique Pilates style combination moves. The exercises are all functional moves that incorporate a dynamic stretch element and use multiple muscle groups at once. You will see plank steps throughs and knee pulls, down dog leg raises to handstand variations, side kneeling leg extensions with mini push-ups, 1 leg push-ups, table top glute circles and a crouching lunge series. There are long lever moves as well as pulses to fully fatigue each muscle group before moving on.
HIIT Mat – 27 mins - you will see all your favorite Pilates mat exercises predominantly for the lower body. There are glute raises in table top, down dog leg raises, side hydrants, inner thigh cross overs, glute bridge variations with both legs and single legs and some lying inner thigh and abs combinations. 25 minutes of non-stop work with a stretch at the end!
Lower Body Mat Sculpt - 38 mins - Work your glutes and outer thighs to sculpted perfection using a dumbbell for extra challenge. You will perform all your favorite Pilates barre fusion mat exercises to work your butt and thighs from every angle. Adding the weight really ups the challenge, if you can't keep up just drop the weight for a few reps or even increase the intensity more by adding a heavier weight.
Traditional Mat Full Body - 26 mins - you will use light hand weights and your body weight with lots of compound moves, planks, down dog glute raises, triceps dips, side plank with biceps curls and a tough leg raise arm series. You will start with some explosive dynamic stretch moves to warm up, then move into single side exercises to full fatigue each side before switching. There's plenty of variety and lots of unique moves to keep your mind and muscle engaged. You will feel the burn all over!
Shape Up Mat - 51 mins - is a total body workout with easy to follow cardio and mat sculpting exercises. You will start with 5 slower paced cardio exercises to warm up the body and familiarize you with the moves. You will then alternate between 5 lower body exercises using the chair, then the same 5 cardio exercises, 5 resistance loop lower body exercises, back to the cardio, 5 body weight upper body exercises, back to the cardio, 5 light weights and resistance loop arms exercises, back to the cardio, 5 abs exercises with the chair, one last round of cardio and finally 5 lower back extension exercises on and off the chair.
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