It seems that since Pilates joined the fitness craze, we've all got caught up on feeling the burn and pushing through the pain. After all, no pain no gain - right?
Well there's two problems with that. Not only might this push-through mentality make you work harder, but it might also make you gain less from all that effort you are putting into your Pilates workout.
How can you maximize your workout and struggle less through it? I give you 6 words!
PSOAS - CORE POWER OR A PAIN IN THE BACK?
The muscle of this month is a powerful, awesome and very important muscle for basic and athletic functions alike, but also a pain in the back (literally!). When strong, it will power many of the things we do at the gym or in life. When weak and shortened (tight), it will cause an array of imbalances and even back pain.
Meet your body's most powerful hip-flexor on this week’s post and read on to learn about the good it can do for you, its effects on the spine during seating and walking as well as how to strengthen and release this key muscle.
Get better results from the work you put into your body
When it comes to attaining results hard work is good, but working hard on your joints can set you back farther than where you started. Getting the best for your body while staying away from injuries is all about how you move.
If you lead an active life style, it's likely that you have at one point or another experienced a muscle or joint strain and maybe a minor injury or even a major one.
Learn how you can apply what I call the Pilates Way into the activities you already do for better health, longevity of your joints, strength (and the good looks too!) at the best of what your genetics can afford you.
Muscle of The Month >> Transverse Abdominis
The first post of this new series is featuring one of our most foundational muscles.
"Tighten that corset around your waist!"
If you've taken a Pilates class, you've certainly heard these words before.
That's because your body actually has its own natural corset, your deepest abdominal layer, the Transverse Abdominis. If you've ever dreamed of having a narrower waistline, healthier lower back, stronger core, better balance and more strengthening this muscle should be your first priority.