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Cushion Squeeze

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muscles:AdductorsMuscle, GlutesMuscle
required:Fitness Mat, Towel
optional:Seat, Exercise Ball
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (8)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • this pilates exercise is appropriate to strengthen your adductors and for an effective glute workout
  • it also great for runners
  • if you do this exercise in seated position, the glutes are not trained; you must extend your hips and/or abduct the thigh in order to train your glutes

Starting Position

  • take a rolled towel, fitness mat or alternatively a pillow
  • lay your back on the ground
  • you can also sit on a gym ball or a chair
  • put the feet to the ground and angle the knees to 90 degrees
  • place the tool between your knees

Correct Execution

  • push your knees together and squeeze the tool as much as possible
  • the hands and arms do not help
  • squeeze it for 10-15 seconds
  • pause shortly and repeat