Would you like to improve your Abs by an average of 21 percent, while eliminating muscle imbalances between the right and left sides of their cores? Of course you do! Here is how…
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Why Practice Pilates
Joseph Pilates developed Pilates, a form of physical and mental conditioning, in the early 20th century. He designed a series of mat exercises to help tone and strengthen partially immobilized World War I soldiers. The exercises are based primarily around core strengthening and flexibility and indirectly tied to yoga and martial arts.
Pilates referred to his system of exercise as “contrology” because it requires intense concentration for bodily control. It’s possible to perform most Pilates routines with only a floor mat, letting the body act as resistance. Some forms of Pilates also use machines such as the reformer, which provides mechanical resistance.
Benefits Of Pilates
Pilates hits your core (or, in Pilates speak, your “powerhouse”) unlike any other workout. Here are several of the benefits you will experience choosing to follow Pilates:
- It’s Ah-Mazing for Your Abs
- It Can Ease Back Pain
- It’s Easy on Your Joints
- It Hones Your Focus
- It Makes Sex & Giving Birth Better
- It Improves Your Sports Performance
- It Makes You More Flexible
- It Boosts Your Brainpower
After completing 36 weeks of Pilates training, women strengthened their Abs by an average of 21 percent, while eliminating muscle imbalances between the right and left sides of their cores.
Those with chronic lower back pain who practiced Pilates for just four weeks experienced more relief than those who visited a physician and other specialists, according to recent studies. What’s more, their pain stayed away for a full year post-Pilates.
Pilates’ slow and controlled movements puts minimal impact on your joints.
Pilates urges you to focus on your breath, your body and how they move together. It takes a lot of concentration. That means you’re forced to forget about work, bills, boyfriends, and other drama for a full hour.
Pilates moves like those strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to up your pleasure in the bedroom. You have way better orgasms with Pilates. Also if you’re trying to conceive with all of that out-of-this-world sex, strong pelvic floor muscles can make pushing out a baby way easier.
With a stronger core, you can run faster, your yoga is on point, and overall, the rest of your workouts improve. Plus, by working in small groups or one-on-one with a Pilates instructor, you can learn moves that mimic and improve performance in your sport of choice.
In one Brazilian study, when young women (without any prior Pilates experience) performed 20 Pilates sessions, they became 19.1 percent more flexible. When you’re tight, you shorten your muscle and limit your body’s range of motion. At best, that can hurt your exercise performance. At worst, it can cause injury.
Joseph Pilates called his workout method “the thinking man’s exercise.” It could very well be. When Chinese researchers measured changes in women’s brain activity after 10 weeks of Pilates training, they found an increase in the brain’s alpha peak power, which is related to neural network activity, memory performance, and other cognitive functions.
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