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Pilates Saw Off Your Baby Toe Move

Get Ready to Saw Off Your Baby Toe and Work Your Abs!

The name may be a little odd, but the multitasking Pilates move Saw Off Your Baby Toe is a great move for strengthening the abs and increasing flexibility in the lower back and hamstrings. Since this is a twisting exercise, you'll also increase side-to-side spinal mobility.

  • Sit on the floor with your legs open slightly wider than your hips, feet flexed. Extend your arms out to the sides.
  • Inhale to lengthen the spine, twist your ribs over to the right, and lean your belly over your right leg, reaching your left fingers just past your baby toe.
  • Exhale to sit up, pulling the abdominals deeply to the spine, coming back to the starting position. Repeat on the left side.
  • This counts as one rep. Complete three sets of eight to 10 reps. Here's a video showing this Pilates move in action.
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