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Did you know that pilates is actually an age-old exercise? The popular, moderate-impact workout developed by German-born Joseph Pilates has been around for over 100 years.
Even though pilates has been around for a long time, it isn’t really well known outside of its native country. Fortunately, this is starting to change.
What Is Pilates?
When we talk about Pilates, we’re usually referring to a collection of movements that can be performed on a mat. Each Pilates exercise targets a different part of the body—your core, your muscles, your joints, and your nervous system. When you do Pilates, you’re getting a full-body workout with little to no impact on the joints. And, thanks to the core-strengthening exercises, you’re also strengthening your body’s muscles and ligaments, which helps prevent injury.
There are many types of Pilates exercises, including mat-based exercises, and air-band resistance exercises. Some exercises focus on flexibility and balance while others focus on strengthening the core. You can find a variety of classes that contain a variety of exercises, so you can find one that works best for your needs.
What Are the Benefits of Pilates?
Strengthens Your Core: Since Pilates focuses on building core strength, you’re less likely to need a trainer’s help. Core strength also helps prevent injury, which means you can avoid joint pains and injuries.
Enhances Flexibility: Exercises such as Pilates can help you become more flexible, especially if you have chronic back pain. By stretching and strengthening your muscles, you improve your range of motion and prevent injuries that can result from being too joint-stiff.
Improves Posture: Because Pilates is all about core strengthening, you’re more likely to have a proper posture. Having a good posture can help prevent back pain, improve your balance and encourage a healthy, confident outlook.
How to Do a Pilates Exercise
Most Pilates exercises involve the use of your body weight, your own muscles, and a mat. The exercises are intended to help you strengthen your core, improve your flexibility and develop proper posture. For example, you could do a plank exercise, during which you hold yourself up against the mat while keeping your back straight. Some exercises include specially designed equipment and it is better to follow Pilates under the supervision of an experienced personal trainer in a gym.
Exercises for Lower Back Pain
Exercises to ease lower back pain are great for athletes who experience lower back pain regularly and for people who have back pain that’s caused by poor posture.
Pilates Table Exercises – Pilates tables are great for strengthening your core and improving flexibility. You can use a variety of Pilates tables to perform various exercises. This equipment is also known as Pilates Reformer Machine.
Why do people love Pilates?
Well, Pilates is actually worth loving. These exercises require a minimum number of equipment most of the time. People enjoy this workout and consider it to be more fun than other sorts of workouts. The body movements are found more relaxing as well as dynamic by most athletes and trainers. Many believe that Pilates helps to improve recovery as well as build core muscle strength at the same time. Pilates has also provided quicker results for most engaged sportsmen and celebrities.
Pilates is an age-old physical exercise that focuses on strengthening your core. It can be used to develop a range of strength-related benefits, including improved posture, reduced back pain, better balance, and increased flexibility. If you’re new to the practice keep focused and engage more passionately to gain maximum benefit from this workout.