I started out on the floor but it was just too hard on my lower back (aka spare tire) so I tried it on my bed believe it or not. The bed adds a good bit of instability but it was so much less painful and I could keep going. So I gave it my best. Will keep on trying. this might only be 10 minutes but it was definitely a challenge!
Core-wise, I could do this routine. Where I have the problem is in my hip flexors and how they are stressed when moving while the body is in a V shape. I have small hip capsules and I found out quickly years ago that Pilates was very painful for me due to this issue.
And, this routine, as with most, will have to be modified by those who are considerably overweight (especially if they are new to exercise). It is a combination of the body getting in the way of itself for movement as well as the extra weight posing a balancing and strength issue. For those of you who are not considerably overweight, try strapping on 50 to 100 pounds distributed all over your body, but concentrating mainly on your core, hips and thighs, and you will see what I mean. :)
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