Try These 6 Pilates-Inspired Lower Ab Megaformer Moves (Without the Machine!)
We know that the lower abs are a pesky area to tone and target for building strength — so often we're feeling the burn, but it's only in the upper abdominal area! We asked Lisa Hirsch, founder and CEO of The Studio (MDR) in Los Angeles, to teach us a thing or two about lower ab moves.
Since she's an expert in the popular Lagree Method — a new style of reformer class using a Megaformer machine — she knows all about working the abs in a serious way (and trust me, I took a Studio (MDR) class and my abs were FEELING it).
Lisa knows that not everyone lives near a Megaformer studio, so she shared six moves you can do anywhere "to keep those tummies tight!" These are some the favourite moves from The Studio (MDR) modified to be done on the floor using either slider discs or replacements like towels, paper plates, or furniture sliders to mimic the machine.
She also told us to "keep in mind that all of these moves are done very slowly in order to be effective. The Lagree Method is all about slow and controlled movements to activate the slow-twitch, fat-burning muscles fibres."
Ready to get started? Let's work that core! Here are the directions, directly from Lisa herself — it's like a private class at home whenever you want.