Most men and women are either firm believers in the health benefits of Pilates or have never tried it. Read below for some information on the benefits of Pilates.
The Benefits of Pilates
Pilates benefits both mind and body. It helps build muscle strength and health while having minimal impact on the joints. In addition, regularly practicing this workout can ease back pain, boost heart rate and improve bone density. Continuing Pilates with other workout and exercise regiments only enhances the results of both.
Pilates is for everyone
Pilates caters to everyone, from beginner to advanced. You can use equipment for more advanced forms of Pilates or simply use your own body weight.
Most Pilates workouts includes several forms of stretches and exercise. During each exercise, attention should be payed to proper breathing and abdominal muscle control. To gain the maximum benefit, you should do Pilates at least two or three times per week. We advise most beginners to start with one to two times a week to learn the basic.
A mind and body workout
When performing a weekly Pilates regiment, the quality of movement is valued more than quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps to execute movements with maximum power and efficiency.
Strong core, abdominals and back
Pilates exercises develop a strong body and core. This core consists of the deep abdominal muscles some of which are reach as far as the spine. By integrating these muscles together, the body is able to strengthen together as one unit and help reduce chances of injury, improving posture, balance, and lean muscle gain.
Long, lean muscles and flexibility
The general rule of Pilates is to build lean muscle that helps for longer or extended exercise and daily routines. This is opposed to the conventional workouts which build up short, bulky muscles used for quick bursts. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility.
Strong body conditioning
Most forms of muscle building and exercise work the same parts of the body week to week. This leads to and imbalance, i.e. weak muscles tend to get weaker and strong muscles tend to get stronger. The result is muscular imbalance is traditionally a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain. By mixing Pilates with muscle building exercise, the body strengthen more cohesively as one unit.
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