07.31.07 - 01:12am
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07.29.07 - 04:02pm
Understanding Muscles Groups and their Actions
Need help understanding which muscles do which actions? Here is a list of muscle groups and actions with the corresponding muscles!
Trapezius (upper fibers)
Trapezius (lower fibers)
07.28.07 - 11:50pm
These muscles are comprised of four muscles:
Together these muscles form a girdle spanning from the front of the torso to the back, up into the ribs and down into the pelvis. This abdominal wall not only helps to stabilize the abdominal region, but also the whole body.
The deepest layer [...]
07.25.07 - 01:07am
A pilates ring is a great and versatile resistance tool to add to your pilates exercises. Use them to tone arms and challenge core stability.
There are only a couple of differences to look out for when purchasing pilates rings.
Pilates Ring and Magic Circle Differences
Pilates rings, like most other forms of resistance in fitness, have different [...]
07.24.07 - 10:41pm
Pilates balls are a great challenge and if you’re looking for a total body workout… well here it is, in all of its round glory. Thank goodness we aren’t what we exercise (round and stout.)
What to Know When Buying a Pilates Ball
There is one thing you need to know when ordering a pilates stability [...]
07.24.07 - 09:23pm
Flex Bands have several names. I have heard them called Thera-bands, Pilates bands, Resistance bands, Exercise bands, and Flex bands. To clear any confusion, it is one item with many identities.
Exercise with the Pilates Flex Band
Flex bands are excellent to boost any pilates mat workout. Workouts can be created with the flex [...]
07.24.07 - 08:54pm
Pilates Exercise with the Foam Roller
Foam rollers are great props for testing your stability, balance, and core strength. An essential/basic, intermediate, and even advanced level pilates workout can become quite challenging if a foam roller is incorporated!
Foam Roller Recommendations
There are many different types of foam rollers out on the market now. I personally [...]
07.24.07 - 03:37am
How to Pick a Pilates Video
A method vs. an individual putting out a video will tend to be more legitimate (Stott Pilates vs. Denise Austin)
If an individual, do research. What are his/her credentials? Are they certified?
Clear description of the pilates principles
Constant referral back to the principles on as many exercises as possible
Cuing speed. [...]
07.24.07 - 02:41am
How to Choose a Pilates Mat
You want to choose a pilates mat largely based on the surface you will be exercising on. Harder surfaces require more padding to protect vulnerable parts of the body from injury. Softer surfaces require less padding - too much padding can create an unstable surface. The examples [...]
07.23.07 - 01:30am
Some of my clients get muscle cramps (particularly in the calf and foot), and it really kills them when doing the footwork series on the reformer. Our feet do have twenty something muscles and it doesn’t surprise me that the feet might tend to grip initially when learning such an exercise.
With everyone so busy [...]