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Pilates for Cycling

Cyclists can benefit greatly from a regular Pilates practice. Not only are they spending the usual (too many) hours sitting in a chair, at work, in the car or at home (like most of us), but they also spend their time on the bike in a seated position. This means hamstring, calf, and hip...

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Pilates for Hiking

Agility, hip and ankle range of motion, ankle stability, and balance are some of the most important movement skills for hiking. Others are:

  • Landing softly on the joints of your lower extremities
  • Hip range of motion for long or high steps up and down
  • Agility for Footing: the...
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The Best Stretch after Running, Hiking, and Cycling

 

Have you ever felt your lower back or the sides of your hip ache after a long hike, bike ride, or run? I’m sure you do your lunge (hip flexor stretch) and a hamstring stretch religiously after each workout, am I right? Do you still feel that tightness at the sides of the hips?

The reason...

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Pilates Exercises for Golfers

Golf and Pilates have a lot in common. Both require that your mind be connected to your body. Have you noticed how a tiny change in alignment can have a huge impact on your swing? Pilates will strengthen your mind-body connection and help you create good movement habits, which results in a strong...

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Pilates Exercises for Swimmers

For a competitive swimmer, mere seconds can make all the difference in a race. For the casual swimmer, proper body mechanics is needed to keep your neck, shoulder and spine muscles from tightening or cramping up during a swim across the lake. 

Whichever category you fall into, Pilates can...

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Pilates Exercises for Tennis Players

Being successful at a sport takes much more than talent – you have to condition your body to be prepared for tough training sessions and competitions. This is why many runners use Pilates to improve their skills and prevent injury. Pilates is ideal for high impact sports, which is why it is...

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Pilates Exercises For Alpine Skiers

If you’re hitting the slopes this year, do your body a favor and include some Pilates exercises that will keep your knees safe and your legs strong so you can tackle that bunny slope black diamond!

In the Programming & Sequencing chapter of the Pilates Encyclopedia, you’ll...

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Pilates Exercises for Runners

Runners, this one’s for you! The most important movement skills for running are ankle mobility and stability, knee stability, and hip stability. Additionally, it is recommended to work on hip dissociation and trunk stability.

The exercises in this list do just that. Practice them regularly...

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