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Is Pilates strength training?

Is Pilates a good substitute for strength training?

In general, clinical and reformer based Pilates is strength training.  The wonderful thing about reformer based Pilates is that it not only works on the obvious power muscles that you generally tend to work in the gym, but you also target the stabilising muscles, the muscles that control movement, which makes training more efficient and effective.

Preventing Knee Injuries in the Workplace

Preventing Knee Injuries in the Workplace There are two main types of knee injuries: Acute injuries, which result from a sudden trauma, such as an awkward fall, collision or twist of the knee joint, and overuse injuries, which result from continuous activity or overload, such as running, jumping and cycling. These types of injuries start

Preventing Neck Pain

Preventing Neck Pain As the neck is so mobile and balances a heavy head on top of it, it can be easily strained. The most common causes of neck pain include: Injury, resulting from motor vehicle, sports or occupational accidents. Examples include ‘whiplash’ and muscle strains. Postural problems, such as slouching your shoulders, sleeping with

Preventing Back Pain in the Workplace

Preventing Back Pain in the Workplace As a large proportion of life is spent at work, the tips below are to help you move well, stay well and assist in preventing back pain in the workplace.     Lifting Prior to any lift ask yourself if there is an easier way to do this. Could

Why We Need Strong Buttocks to Prevent and Fix Back Pain

Why We Need Strong Buttocks to Prevent and Fix Back Pain The gluteals (buttocks muscles) are a very important muscle group; they serve many functions in the stability of the lower back and pelvis. However, nowadays we spend more time sitting on our buttocks than actually using it. In fact, according to the Australian Bureau

Improving the MD Health Pilates Program

Improving our Pilates program, service and your outcomes has been and will continue to be one of our major goals at MD Health Pilates.  At the moment, we have been working on these aspects of our program to be launched in the next version of our software (version 6fii). 1. Real time ultrasound imaging of the shoulder –

Core Stability – How It Will Be Even Better In The Future

Core Stability – How It Will Be Even Better In The Future Following Nicholas’ rehabilitation after his disc prolapse, we have been working hard to determine the best way to incorporate some of the additional core stability training, in particular, Multifidus training, as part of everyone’s Pilates program over the next few months. So why

Common Exercise Mistakes: Lunges

Common Exercise Mistakes: Lunges The lunge is a great multi- joint exercise for strengthening muscles that support your hips, knees and ankles. Compared to the squat, which is an up and down motion on two legs, lunges requires you to be in a split stance with one leg in front of the other which requires

Preggilates

Exercise Myth Busted

Exercise Myth Busted “You Shouldn’t Exercise While Pregnant” Many women are afraid of exercising whilst pregnant, however it is highly dependent on what type of exercises you choose to do. For example it is very important to maintain the strength and stability of your joints especially your pelvis. During pregnancy the ligaments that support your

What Weight Should I Be Using?

What Weight Should I Be Using?

What Weight Should I Be Using? Many people have trouble selecting the correct weight or resistance to use when performing exercises at the gym or at home. Too little Weight: You will not stress your muscles enough to make a measurable difference in improving your strength. Too much weight: You will find you may not

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