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domingo, 3 de março de 2013

What Is Pilates?

Developed by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a form of fitness, which emphasizes the coordinated development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and enhanced bdoy awareness in order to build effective, graceful posture.

Pilates, just like yoga, is one of the most well-known exercise systems in the nation. You'll find more and more people either doing Pilates, or interested in starting a program. One of the better things about Pilates training is that it works so great for a big range of kinds of people. Athletes, runners and yoga students practice it, as do many older women, women who just had a baby, and also those who are at various stages of injury rehabilitation.

The top perks of doing a Pilates workout is that people claim that are stronger, fitter, and more able to do activities with ease and strength. Pilates is an adaptable exercise that all body types can do. Modification is the core to Pilates movements and success with a variety of bdoy types. All routines are created with modifications that can make a routine safe for anyone.

Core conditioning is the basis of a Pilates workout. The core muscle group are the internal muscles of the stomach as well as the back. When these muscles are in shape and working efficiently, they perform in alignment with the outer layer muscles of the abdomen to support spinal movement. As core strength is developed, you create stability throughout your whole torso. This is one of the methods Pilates helps those get relief from back pain. As the core is properly conditioned, the back is relieved from pressure and the entire framework of the body moves effectively.

The Pilates Principles: Control, Flow, Breath, Centering, Precision, and Concentration:

These principles of Pilates are important elements in a proper Pilates routine. The Pilates workout emphasizes quality of movement over number of reps. Pilates moves do not include many repetitions for each pose. Rather, doing each pose with precision and maximum effort, gives transformational results in less time.

Pilates is a singular type of fitness. Abdominal strength and core stability, along with the principles, make the Pilates workout stand apart. Lifting weights, for example, can put undue stress on leg strength without balancing the rest of the core. Even jogging or going for a swim just uses arms and legs, and can result in a floppy or rigid torso. Those who get great result at their chosen workout method or sport learn to use their core strength, but when doing Pilates this balanced approach is learned from the onset.


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Amy Baker the owner of Bodylogic Pilates - She earned her BFA degree in Dance at the University of Colorado and her teaching certificate from the internationally renowned PILATES Center of Boulder in 2002. In 2009, she completed Body Language, a 200 hr anatomy study with Thomas Myers, the author of Anatomy Trains. Amy is also a Zero Balancing practitioner certification candidate. For more info go to http://www.bodylogicpilates.com


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