Released on 2006Categories Health & Fitness

Pilates

Pilates

Author: Rael Isacowitz

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736056236

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 363

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The author shares nearly three decades worth of unparalleled expertise and passion in a book designed to help readers master the entire mat and apparatus repertoire of this mind-body system. In total, more than 800 photos and 210 exercises are featured.
Released on 2011-04-18Categories Health & Fitness

Pilates For Dummies

Pilates For Dummies

Author: Ellie Herman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069676

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 364

View: 331

Once the secret fitness weapon of professional dancers, athletes, and movie stars, Pilates is sweeping the country with a vengeance. And if even half of what its many fans claim is true, then it’s easy to see why. Combining elements of yoga, dance, gymnastics, and boxing, along with many original movements, Pilates exercises build muscle tone, improve flexibility and balance, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, and repair past injuries. Most people who’ve done it, even for a short time, say they feel stronger and more energized, centered and physically confident than ever before. They also like having the flat tummies, tight buns, and long lean thighs of a dancer. Pilates For Dummies lets you get on board with the Pilates method , without the high cost of private instruction. Packed with step-by-step exercises, photos, and illustrations, it helps you develop your own Pilates fitness program to do at home or in the gym. Top Pilates trainer Ellie Herman shows you how to use eight basic Pi lates principles to get the most out of your mat-based routines and: Look and feel better than ever Get stronger, more flexible, in control and less prone to injury Target and tone problem areas Get movie star abs, buns, thighs and arms Repair chronic stress and sports injuries Calmly, clearly, and with quirky good humor, Ellie explores the origins and basic philosophy of the Pilates method, and helps you set realistic fitness goals and custom-tailor a program. She also covers: Basic, intermediate , and advanced mat exercises Using Pilates exercise equipment and accessories Targeting specific areas including the stomach, back, thighs, and chest Pilates for the pregnant and recently pregnant body Using Pilates to heal injuries, reform posture Ten simple ways to incorporate Pilates into your everyday life Combining Pilates with other forms of exercise, including yoga, swimming, aerobics, and more Why let the rich and famous have all the fun? Your complete, friendly, step-by-step guide, Pilates For Dummies shows how Pilates can offer a fitness program for the rest of us.
Released on 2016-05-06Categories

p-i-l-a-t-e-s Mat Work Essential Skills and Level 1 Exercises

p-i-l-a-t-e-s Mat Work Essential Skills and Level 1 Exercises

Author: Catherine Wilks

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781447658306

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Page: 108

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p-i-l-a-t-e-s Instructor Manual - the first of 6 Mat Work programs for including a comprehensive introduction to the Pilates Method, 35 Pre-Pilates and Beginner Exercises that are a safe and effective introduction for new Pilates clients. An excellent resource for Pilates Instructors beginning their teaching career!
Released on 2014-03-05Categories Health & Fitness

Pilates, 2E

Pilates, 2E

Author: Isacowitz, Rael

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450434164

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 774

Covering mat work and apparatus, Pilates, Second Edition, is the most respected and comprehensive guide available. Exercises include photo sequences, level of difficulty ratings, recommended resistance ranges, and instructions and reasons for performing the movements. Many exercises include variations for increasing or decreasing the challenge.
Released on 1998-11Categories

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

Author:

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Page: 160

View: 395

For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
Released on 2011-05-24Categories Medical

Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties

Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties

Author: Beth A. Kaplanek

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492582885

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 434

As hip and knee conditions continue to become more prevalent, so does the demand for a rapid and complete return to function in these lower-extremity joints. Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties provides foundational guidelines and protocols—with specific modifications—for the use of Pilates in increasing core strength, balance, and flexibility and restoring function and range of motion with pre- and postoperative knee and hip syndromes and arthroplasties. Written for Pilates instructors, manual therapists, personal trainers, and physicians, this text introduces Pilates as a safe fitness and rehabilitation tool for individuals with knee or hip conditions. Developed over 90 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates, the Pilates method is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises that have been shown to tone muscles and improve posture, flexibility, range of motion, and balance. Low impact and completely adaptable according to specific syndromes or fitness level, Pilates exercises are well suited for use in pre- and postoperative exercise regimens, and Pilates mat exercises can be easily incorporated into home programs. Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties begins with a review of the anatomy of the hip and knee, a discussion of the most common conditions, and an overview of nonoperative and operative treatments. Building this background information will help readers gain a better understanding of why certain exercises are applied at various points in the rehabilitation time line. The next portion of the text is dedicated to specific Pilates techniques and mat exercises and includes baseline recommendations for range of motion and both pre- and postoperative modifications for the knee and hip. Reference tables outline classical Pilates mat exercises and place them in specific rehabilitation time lines from six weeks to three months, three months to six months, and beyond six months postoperative. More than 600 photos clearly demonstrate the exercises and feature detailed instructions for correct execution of the techniques. To assist with clients who have never performed Pilates exercises or are in the very early stages after surgery, pre-Pilates exercises are also presented to help build core strength and range of motion. Case scenarios and sample Pilates mat programs provide additional guidelines on the correct application of the exercises, while an exercise finder located in the front of the text quickly directs readers to the appropriate exercises for each postop time line. As a bonus, a Web resource included with the text provides fully trained Pilates instructors with guidelines on using the Pilates equipment to develop programs for clients with hip or knee conditions. Instructors will learn what equipment is appropriate to incorporate at the optimal time for rehabilitation. In addition, a resource finder is included to assist readers in finding a qualified Pilates training program and a qualified Pilates instructor.
Released on 2021-05-17Categories Education

Physical Fitness and Wellness

Physical Fitness and Wellness

Author: Reena Rani

Publisher: Friends Publications (India)

ISBN: 9789390649716

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 985

A person who is fit is capable of living life to its fullest extent. Physical and mental fitness play very important roles in your lives and people who are both, physically and mentally fit are less prone to medical conditions as well. Fitness does not only refer to being physically fit, but also refers to a person’s mental state as well. If a person is physically fit, but mentally unwell or troubled, he or she will not be able to function optimally. Mental fitness can only be achieved if your body is functioning well. You can help relax your own mind and eliminate stresses by exercising regularly and eating right. People who are physically fit are also healthier, are able to maintain their most optimum weight, and are also not prone to cardiac and other health problems. In order to maintain a relaxed state of mind, a person should be physically active. A person who is fit both physically and mentally is strong enough to face the ups and downs of life, and is not affected by drastic changes if they take place. Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style as well. You will have to incorporate a regular exercise routine in your life and also eat healthier. By avoiding junk foods, fizzy drinks, bad habits like smoking and alcohol and by getting adequate amount of rest, you will be able to become physically and mentally fit. Just by eliminating all these food substances from your life, no matter how temporarily, you will allow your body to detox and become stronger. Make sure that you spend more time outdoors in the sun, and fresh air and take part in more healthy activities. Fishing, bicycling, swimming, hiking, and even playing foot ball with your kids should be a part of your physically fit lifestyle.
Released on 2019-01-02Categories Health & Fitness

Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes

Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes

Author: Amy Lademann

Publisher: Human Kinetics, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781492557678

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 265

View: 438

Gain the competitive edge with the innovative training methods in Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes. This science-based, multidimensional approach to athletic conditioning helps you build a strong and flexible foundation by infusing Pilates into training, resulting in complete training programs that tap into the seven pillars of training needed for success: Agility Flexibility Mobility Power Speed Stability Strength Begin with proven assessment protocols that have helped elite and professional athletes reach the pinnacle of their careers and remain there. Evaluate your movement patterns, range of motion, strength base, flexibility, and core strength to determine your baseline and guide your selection of exercises and sequences to turn weaknesses into strengths. Then follow detailed instructions for 124 Pilates mat and traditional conditioning exercises to strengthen your core, improve your posture, increase flexibility, and correct muscle imbalances. You will learn the following: Breathing exercises to increase lung capacity and reduce stress Stretching routines to open your hips, hamstrings, and back Joint articulation to improve range of motion and balance Resistance training for strength and power Medicine ball training for working in diagonal and transverse planes A dynamic warm-up series to begin each training session You can take the confusion out of your training plan by adding one or more of the 19 foundational, intermediate, and sport-specific workouts to help you achieve your performance goals. Successful athletes never leave their training to chance: Every workout is planned, every exercise is done for a specific reason, and each movement and program builds upon the previous one. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a college or professional athlete, or a 70-year-old triathlete, Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes will help you incorporate Pilates training to become a stronger, faster, healthier, and better-equipped athlete. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Released on 1999-01Categories

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

Author:

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Page: 144

View: 304

For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.