Hamstring Curl w/Stability Ball

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Teaching Pilates to Elisa Clark, dancer for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Exercise: Hamstring Curl w/Stability Ball

Step 1 –Place calves on ball with feet flexed (toes up, heels forward).

Step 2 –Lift pelvis up towards ceiling, engage abdominal muscles as you bend your knees, drawing ball in towards your seat.

Step 3 –Extend legs pushing ball away from you, keep hips lifted.

Repeat:8-12x, 2-3 sets
Targets:glutes, hamstrings, abdominals, lower back muscles

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(photo by Richard Calmes)
See this beauty on tour with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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