Not being able to do situps or some pilates exercises without someone holding down feet: Is it a core issue?

Question by Niki T: Not being able to do situps or some pilates exercises without someone holding down feet: Is it a core issue?
I’m wondering because it seems that every time I watch a pilates instruction video, they seem to have no issue doing the moves without someone holding their feet down and I do.

I am not fat but I am slightly larger than the fitness models on these things and I carry a lot of my weight in my bust so is this just a matter of being too top heavy or if I keep at it, can I eventually be able to do it on my own?

Best answer:

Answer by Pinklovaa
keep trying. don’t quit because of a minor set back. don’t worry. once you’ve done it so many times, you will be fine on your own. try putting heavy books on your feet instead of a person. technically that is doing it on your own. =) Just kidding. Don’t stop trying!

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One thought on “Not being able to do situps or some pilates exercises without someone holding down feet: Is it a core issue?

  1. I think you’re correct about your core, being the reason you need someone to hold your feet. I’m the same way, but as you increase your abdominal muscles, it should become easier.

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