09/04/2011 11:46 am ET Updated Nov 04, 2011

How To Do The Pilates Saw (VIDEO)

Feeling inspired by the US Open and thinking about hitting the tennis courts this holiday? For tennis, and basically every other sport that involves rotation, the Pilates saw is a great exercise to stretch your obliques and make rotational exercises easier. Katherine and Kimberly Corp, owners of Pilates On Fifth in N.Y.C., demonstrate how to do the move properly (and how to keep it from turning into a hamstrings exercise!)