Pilates is all about control, don’t we know it.
In this video, I’ll talk about how co-contraction of agonist and antagonist around a joint makes your movement fluid and your joints stable.
Often we focus on the first part of the exercise, pulling on the bar or the strap, and then we think we’re done, and we take a short mental break before starting the next repetition. Pay close attention to the exact moment when you change direction, and also the whole time while you bring your arm back to the starting position.
One of the functional goals of Pilates is to be prepared for sudden or unexpected movement.
For athletes, the ability to turn around at any point in time will make them faster (think soccer players).